[alsa-devel] [RFC] Remove Alchemy OSS drivers?

Manuel Lauss manuel.lauss at googlemail.com
Fri May 20 09:18:14 CEST 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Ralf Baechle <ralf at linux-mips.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 08:51:37AM +0200, Manuel Lauss wrote:
>> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
>> > At Fri, 20 May 2011 00:19:12 +0100,
>> > Ralf Baechle wrote:
>> >>
>> >> OSS has very little if any useful life in it left for MIPS, at least from
>> >> my perspective.  So I propose to remove the Au1550 driver - there is an
>> >> ALSA replacement for it available.
>> >
>> > Even two variants available: one in ASoC driver and one in old ALSA
>> > driver.
>> The current ASoC code can replace sound/oss/au1550_ac97.c,
>> but sound/mips/au1x00.c is for different (earlier) chips.  I wrote an ASoC
>> variant of this a long time ago, but I can't test it on real hardware.
> My immediate interest is to kill off sounds/oss/ on MIPS because
> sound/oss/soundcard.c is fairly ISA centric and does not build for some
> some MIPS systems with only half-arsed ISA support, that is no DMA support.
> Manuel, I got a DBAu1250 board here and maybe I can find a DBAu1500
> Zinfandel board under some dusty hardware pile; would that be suitable for
> testing your work?

Yes, the db1500 would be perfect.


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