[alsa-devel] [linux-next] ASoC: sound/soc/samsung/neo1973_wm8753.c build failure

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Thu Sep 15 13:53:04 CEST 2011

On 09/15/2011 01:00 PM, Russell King wrote:
> [...]
> We now have a sane policy: entries which aren't fully up to date are
> automatically dropped.  Entries for which there is no platform support
> file merged within 12 months of the entries last edit are dropped also
> automatically dropped.

Partly unrelated, but what about these platforms which can be fully described
with DT and don't need a platform file?

> [...]
> Lastly, GTA01 board support was added to the ALSA stuff in 2008 without
> the main platform support in arch/arm - so it can't be usefully used.
> It's been three years since that was done and still there is no sign of
> the main platform support appearing.  It's been five years since the
> entry was created in the machine database.
> Face it, GTA01 is dead as far as mainline is concerned.
> If it's not dead then it needs sorting out.  Either way there's two
> valid states:  1. fully merged, or 2. none of it is merged.
> There's no real half-way house state - certainly not one which should
> persist for three years.  (It would be reasonable for maybe a couple
> of kernel releases but more than that is becoming very much a joke.)

The code for GTA01 is out there and could be merged into mainline, but I think
it would be dead code since there doesn't seem to be really any interest in the
device anymore.

So just get rid of the gta01 portions of the neo1973_wm8753 driver. If GTA01
support ever gets merged we can still revert the removal.

- Lars

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