[alsa-devel] [RFC] ALSA: add new alsa control byte extended

Vinod Koul vinod.koul at intel.com
Fri Nov 29 14:19:10 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 11:46:03AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 03:59:37PM +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> > I am leading more towards adding new ioctl for this along with new ones for
> > enumerating controls. Then additional support for alsa-lib and tinyalsa.
> > That way existing tinymix, amxier can see these as controls while not disturbing
> > existing apps. I dont think we need save and restor, then alsactl need not be
> > modified.
> I doubt you need it specifically for alsactl since that's a bit basic
> for most of the users but it would be good to have the ability to write
> tools that allow people to tune interactively and then save the results
> in a format that's useful for whatever use case management is in use.
I agree alsactl may not be required here and if its felt we can always add that!

managing parameters is different problem and yes needs to be dealt sperately
with tooling as well

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