[alsa-devel] [PATCH]: snd_seq_virmidi.c do not use running status for virmidi raw input

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu May 8 22:08:05 CEST 2014

Ralf Beck wrote:
> Am 07.05.2014 22:41, schrieb Clemens Ladisch:
>> This is a bug in Bitwig.
> I agree, but see above. I can't change Bitwig.

You can submit a bug report.

>> And changing this setting might introduce regressions in other programs that rely on the size of the raw MIDI data.
> Being able to receive MIDI data with running status disabled is mandatory for a midi client.
> So any client relying on running status always on would be buggy.

As buggy as Bitwig?

If there is a conflict between two API behaviours, avoiding regressions wins.
Bitwig has no excuse; it has been buggy from the beginning.

> Would the patch be acceptable, if i make switching on/off of running status selectable by a module parameter
> with the current behaviour being the default?

A module parameter would be worse.


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