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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i810_audio 2.4.0-test11
On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Thomas Sailer wrote:
> And before killing format conversion you should kill
> the mmap stunt, because the format conversion complexity
> (~25 LOC) is by far dwarfed by the mmap emulation stuff.

mmap -emulation- ?? Ug. Is Quake really worth that much? :)

> The underlying question is:
> - do we want an usb audio driver that supports the OSS
> interface and with which most existing applications work

of course

> Anything in between is IMO silly. Killing the format
> conversion drops the advantage of running many existing
> applications but don't bring you much closer to the goal
> of simplicity.

OSS has always implied that the software performs conversions when the
hardware cannot support certain formats. And the kernel direction has
always been to -remove- any software conversion code. We removed
SoftOSS, for example.


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