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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Prevent trident driver from grabbing pcnet32 hardware
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 05:42:10PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 23:00 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > CYBER5050 is discussed in ALSA bug #1293 (tester wanted).
>
> OK I set that bug to FEEDBACK, but it's open 5 months now and no testers
> are forthcoming. I think if we don't find one as a result of this
> thread we can assume no one cares about this hardware anymore.

The majority of Linux users doesn't read linux-kernel...

We might find users after the OSS driver is deprecated in a released
kernel, or perhaps some months after it's removed from the kernel.

This would match my current experiences regarding my suggested removal
of some OSS drivers.

> I'm still not sure that just adding it to the ALSA driver and hoping it
> works is the best solution. Would we rather users see right away that
> their hardware isn't supported, or have the driver load and get no sound
> or hang the machine?
>
> I think the best approach might just be to drop it in lieu of a tester.
> It will be trivial to add support later if someone finds one of these
> boxes.

Agreed.

> Lee

cu
Adrian

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