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SubjectRe: [Alsa-devel] Re: + v4l-720-alsa-support-for-saa7134-that-should-work-fix.patch added to -mm tree
At Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:33:35 -0500,
Lee Revell wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 04:26 -0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Lee,
> >
> > Em Dom, 2005-11-06 às 13:33 -0500, Lee Revell escreveu:
> > > On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 00:12 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > > Well that didn't work. The problem is that
> > > > drivers/media/video/saa7134/saa7134-alsa.c doesn't appear to be wired
> > > > up into the build system - it simply doesn't get compiled.
> > > >
> > > > Please send a fix against next -mm?
> > >
> > > Also please send all ALSA related patches to
> > > alsa-devel@lists.sourceforge.net for review.
> >
> > I'm sending you enclosed saa7134-alsa patch. To make easier to
> > understand, I've merged all stuff. This is highly dependent of the other
> > saa7134 parts, since PCI stuff are common to both video and audio
> > funcion on this device.
> > This is meant to replace saa7134-oss (after more tests) that,
> > currently, is part of saa7134 module.
>
> OK, a brief review:
>
> - Why couldn't you use ALSA's DMA API?

This is OK, IMO. Basically, it's up to the driver.


> - The DMA must be stopped and started in the trigger callback, not the
> prepare callback.
>
> - If this device lacks a volume control alsa-lib can emulate it in
> software, just create a proper /usr/share/alsa/cards/your_card.conf
> file.
>
> - By ALSA convention the acceptable formats, sample rates, etc should
> be directly defined in the snd_pcm_hardware_t structure.
>
> - dev->oss needs to go.

Agreed about the rest.


Takashi
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