[alsa-devel] sst: Intel SST audio driver

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Tue Oct 19 15:13:40 CEST 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:05:38PM +0530, Koul, Vinod wrote:
> > ... so the whole messages can be reduced to a sentense:
> >   "Rewrite the driver based on ASoC!"
> > 
> > Then it's a question to Intel guys.  If they would like to support for
> > it, we can happily wait for it before merging.  If they don't want but
> > keep as is, then questions are:
> >  - whether to keep it in upstream or not
> >  - where to keep it, in staging or in sound tree
> > 
> > and, the latter question is nothing but a bikeshedding; in anyway it's
> > a second choice, after all.  We should spend time for more useful
> > things :)
> Yes Intel is planning to rewrite the sound card driver for ASoC.
> I will take us little time for that :-)
> Meanwhile IMO it would be great to have this driver in staging or in sound 
> whichever you guys agree to

As the userspace api is going to change, and Intel is committed to redo
the api to use ASoC, I suggest it goes into the staging tree.  That will
force Intel to live up to that promise, otherwise the code will be
dropped from the tree.


greg k-h

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