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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Pushing device/driver binding decisions to userspace
    On 11/13/06 09:18:59PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 13:51 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
    > > On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 08:58 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > > Now; there is a second issue. If the choice for one or the other is
    > > > consistent, we should consider fixing the kernel drivers to just not
    > > > advertise the b0rked one.. (this assumes that both drivers are in the
    > > > kernel and both are open source)
    > >
    > > Unfortunately it becomes political quickly. For example the old OSS
    > > i810_audio driver is still in the kernel even though the ALSA driver
    > > supports more hardware and provides more functionality because some
    > > people consider the ALSA driver bloated.
    >
    > I doubt distros ship both though.... I thought all distros were
    > alsa-only by now..
    >

    I know that Debian ships both because I have to switch back to the OSS
    driver whenever I want to play one of those closed source games that mmap
    /dev/dsp because the ALSA OSS emulation can't seem to handle having the
    device opened via ALSA and /dev/dsp at the same time and the aoss wrapper
    doesn't work for apps that use mmap on /dev/dsp.

    Jim.
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