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SubjectRe: The drivers Kconfig structure: oddities and exceptions
On Thu, 7 Dec 2006 04:36:25 -0500 (EST) Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> as a followup to my previous patch (and before i build on top of
> that), perhaps someone can clarify some of these bits of curiosity:
> 1) although "Sound" is listed in the Device Drivers menu, its actual
> source directory is at the top level of the kernel source tree, and
> it's the *only* entry in Device Drivers that requires sourcing from
> the top-level directory. any reason for this? it just kind of stands
> out as a weird exception to the rule.

sound/ (ALSA) was a replacement for the OSS sound drivers and
needed a different directory to live/work in, that's all.
They are still Device Drivers. Don't get hung up on where
the directory is.

(part 2 omitted)

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