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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add SoundCard driver for OKI SEMICONDUCTOR ML7213 IOH
At Sat, 9 Jul 2011 02:34:41 +0100,
Mark Brown wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 06:38:33PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>
> > It's not clear what you mean exactly as "unfixed", but in general, the
> > decision rather depends on the usage of the device. If it's designed
> > for a use as a desktop PC component (such as a PCI card or
> > onboard-audio on PC), it'd make sense to implement as a stand-alone,
> > self-contained driver.
>
> > OTOH, if it's targeted mainly for embedded area, ASoC is the right
> > answer. It's more modularized, and can be more flexibly configured in
> > the end.
>
> I'd say it depends rather more on the physical system design. If there
> are a bunch of separate chips which are interacted with separately by
> software then ASoC makes sense, if the card is one logical object to
> hardware a vanilla ALSA driver probably does.

True. And that's practically what differentiates between
PC-components and embedded devices :)


Takashi


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