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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] move OSS ac97_codec.h to sound/oss/
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Maw, 2004-11-30 at 01:37, Al Viro wrote:
    >>On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 02:31:39AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    >>>As far as I can see, there's no good reason why the OSS ac97_codec.h
    >>>lives in include/linux/ .
    >>Except for a bunch of constants defined there. Are you sure that they
    >>are not exposed to userland?
    > OSS never really exposed raw AC97 to user space. Probably it should have
    > for the whacky corner cases and for stuff like AC97 digitizers.
    > Acked-by: Alan Cox <>

    Disagreement-from: Jeff Garzik <>

    The reason why ac97_codec.h is in include/linux is because it provides a
    __public interface__.

    Adrian's change

    (a) makes it difficult to work on OSS drivers outside sound/oss

    (b) increases the pain level of keeping 2.4 and 2.6 drivers in sync --
    something that I am doing to i810_audio at least.

    ac97_codec.h should stay where it is, until OSS drivers are removed from
    the tree.


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