[alsa-devel] [RFC PATCH 01/11] ALSA: implement MEDIA_IOC_DEVICE_INFO

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Fri Sep 7 04:13:10 CEST 2012

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:29:33AM +0200, Clemens Ladisch wrote:

> +config SND_MEDIA
> +	bool "Media Controller API (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> +	depends on EXPERIMENTAL
> +	help
> +	  Say Y here to enable the media controller API, which allows to
> +	  retrieve the internal topology of sound devices.

I think there's a general consensus these days that EXPERIMENTAL is
pretty meaningless so we probably shouldn't bother with it.  The text is
also a bit confusing, it enables use of the media controller API for
ALSA devices really.

I have to say I'm also a bit surprised that there's no core framework
for media controller and we're open coding ioctl() implementations here,
I'd have thought there would at least be a way of enumerating all media
controller devices in the system...

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