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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 :)


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