[alsa-devel] [PATCH] hdspm.c: make driver name generic to avoid user confusion

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Tue Jun 7 12:46:03 CEST 2011

On 06/07/2011 11:11 AM, Adrian Knoth wrote:

> "HDSPe" is also confusing, only referring to the PCIe versions. Since we
> also support the old PCI versions, I suggest to name it
>     "RME Hammerfall HDSP(e) Series"
> On the other hand, the 'H' in "HDSP" stands for "Hammerfall", so
>     "RME HDSP(e) Series"
> would be more appropriate. Luckily, we don't collide with the hdsp.c
> driver name, but still, it's misleading, because there are cards that
> match "RME HDSP(e) Series" (like the Multiface/Digiface) but are handled
> by hdsp.c instead.
> What at mess. ;) Merging hdsp.c into hdspm.c would be the clean approach
> to this problem, still I don't have time for this in the near future.
> Maybe in July.
> Given that all current variants are misleading in one way or another, we
> could also leave everything as is. What do you think?

no. MADI is way too specific, and the only reason it's there is that 
winni started with just the MADI card...

enumerate supported cards? "RME HDSP AES32, AIO, RayDAT, MADI, MADIface"
kludgy, but less potential for user confusion.

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