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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.


    > Lee



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    of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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