[alsa-devel] [PATCH 3/4] Add Wolfson Microelectronics WM8776 codec ALSA driver

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Tue Apr 17 18:18:21 CEST 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:13:40PM +0200, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 April 2012 17:02:34 Mark Brown wrote:

> > Same comments as the previous patch, this should be using ASoC.  In this
> > case the device has in fact been supported in mainline since 2.6.32...

> Yes, the driver is there - but I dont's see any way to use it. ASoC was not 
> designed to be used with sound cards and nobody has ever used any ASoC driver 
> in a sound card driver. I don't feel like breaking a working driver (with 16 
> subdrivers for many more card types).

What makes you cleaim that "ASoC was not designed to be used with sound
cards"?  Implementing sound cards is the sole purpose of ASoC...
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