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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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