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Bug 147799

Summary: media-sound/alsa-utils - modified init script
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) <carlo>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo Sound Team <sound>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: alsasound.diff

Description Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:15:10 UTC
non-module support, saving and restoring the mixer only
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:15:52 UTC
Created attachment 97145 [details, diff]
Comment 2 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:16:11 UTC
Created attachment 97146 [details, diff]
Comment 3 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:24:24 UTC
I don't want to support non-modular ALSA. I can understand ALSA used from in-kernel, but if you use it builtin, there are *too many* problems that I do not want to start seeing reported on this bugzilla.

ALSA *has to be compiled as modules*.
Comment 4 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:38:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> ALSA *has to be compiled as modules*.

*sigh* works fine here and the default to modules won't be changed due to this minor init script change. If we don't support it, alsa drivers should probably be ripped out of the kernel...

Comment 5 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 05:48:11 UTC
I'd like it was, but it's not because some people prefer it that way. I already told you my reason, I can accept using ALSA from kernel as a module, but *built-in it won't always work* thus I don't want any kind of overhead of maintainership.

*Especially considering I'm doing this work as a one-man project.*

Feel free to take over ALSA and apply whatever policy you want, as I already said to fox2mike in the past and to kernel folks.
Comment 6 Luca Barbato gentoo-dev 2006-09-16 06:02:41 UTC
If upstream isn't supporting it...

Why should we?