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Re: [RFC] disable OSS sound support



On Friday, 06 February 2009 at 19:44, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> 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.

Why not make all OSS support modular? Can you guarantee that all legacy
apps that worked so far will work with aoss?

Regards,
R.

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