[alsa-devel] Drop 2.2/2.4 kernel support in alsa-driver build?

Jaroslav Kysela perex at perex.cz
Tue Jul 12 18:51:57 CEST 2011

Date 12.7.2011 18:12, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> [This is resent since I haven't seen my original post due to
>  alsa-project.org site down.  If you have already read it, please
>  disregard.]
> Hi,
> in upcoming 3.0-kernel era, I believe it's high time to drop the
> support of old 2.2/2.4 kernels in alsa-driver external builds.
> Recently I changed some PCI drivers to use KBUILD_MODNAME, and this
> isn't supported by the old kernels, i.e. it's currently broken for
> these kernels.  But I have no more gut to patch alsa-driver/* codes.
> Is there any active user of such kernels with the latest alsa-driver?
> If not, let's clean up the whole things.
> 2.2/2.4 kernel users can still use 1.0.24, and we can release 1.0.24.x
> series if really needed.

I agree. I believe that these kernels are using minimum users now.
Almost all embeded devices are using 2.6 kernels, too.


Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project; Red Hat, Inc.

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