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SubjectRe: GPL source code for Smart USB 56 modem (includes ALSA AC97 patch)
On 12 Sep 2004 10:30:39 +0200
Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> wrote:

> > > The later should be much easier to free.
> >
> > There was such approach, but seems it was wrong.
>
> What's the problem exactly - your kernel part is still binary only?

Current binary kernel part (slamr) is not a problem - it may be removed,
then ALSA drivers will be finished. But user-space program still have
binary code and there is no replacement.

> >
> > > The 64bit kernel can run 32bit programs without problems.
> >
> > This should be possible (don't check yet). But the problem here was
> > that AMD64 machines are usually based on non-Intel chipsets
> > (VIA, NVidia), supports for those chipsets were added to ALSA just
> > in last days. Now it may be tested with recent version of ALSA.
>
> One small issue is that when you have custom ioctls there may
> be some need to add them to the compat layer, otherwise the user
> space part cannot issue them. This could be even done in a separate
> module from your driver though.

Thanks for explanations.

Sasha.

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