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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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