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Re: [RFC] disable OSS sound support



On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 16:03 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> Currently we have:
> 
> CONFIG_SOUND_OSS_CORE=y
> CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
> CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=m
> CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=m
> CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS=y
> CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y
> 
> this cause the OSS compat modules to be loaded on every system (that
> has sound), even thought most people do not require this (pure oss
> apps aren't used that often).

See also:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472741
And the related discussion on this list ("F11: OSS and pulseaudio
conflict" in November).

> If its really needed we have aoss and padsp to run such apps for
> people that really needs them, without having this modules loaded on
> every system running fedora.
> 
> Besides apps that just open /dev/dsp are unlikely to "just work" in a
> default setup due to pulseaudio.
> 
> So my proposal is: Disable this options in rawhide (and those F11) and
> add a note to the release notes that people can use padsp/aoss to make
> oss apps working.

Completely agree.


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