[alsa-devel] Plumbers: Please split audio topics into separate sessions

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Tue Aug 7 16:06:24 CEST 2012

On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 04:04:04PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Mark Brown wrote:

> > Oh, that's very surprising - my understanding had been that PulseAudio
> > was essentially just ignoring the configuration it got on startup.  Is
> > there any great reason not to subsume the functionality currently done
> > using alsactl?

> Well, you can't know all subtle controls exactly.  For example, what
> PA should do for a control like "Never Turn Off This Capture Switch"?
> It can be included in a card-specific database PA holds, but if it's
> not there (suppose it's a shiny new driver), the safest way is to
> leave it as is.

Yes, I was assuming that this was what it was doing - I just thought
that there was functionality for doing the stuff alsactl is being used
for in PulseAudio.

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