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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Pushing device/driver binding decisions to userspace
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    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..


    also this is a case of "full overlap", which isn't a real problem (it's
    just policy which module to load); the problem is when you NEED 2
    modules to get full coverage and then they overlap..


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