Subject: Re: [Alsa-devel] Re: [linux-audio-user] USB sound
From: Joern Nettingsmeier (nettings_AT_folkwang-hochschule.de)
Date: Sat Jun 29 2002 - 22:08:01 EEST
Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> I have moved this to alsa-devel as it seems more relevant to discuss there.
> Speaker to Vegetables wrote:
> > Not to be overly pedantic or anything, but putting stuff in the kernel
> > that doesn't have to be there would be the unprofessional thing.
> But it will be a driver module right?
not if it can be done in userland.
> > Stuff
> > that goes in the kernel is harder to install and usually harder to use.
depends. anyway, a crashing module takes down your system. a crashing
demon dies rather more gracefully.
> >The golden reason for putting anything
> > in a kernel-level driver is when that's the only way to get it to
> > perform well enough.
> Good point but then if then we shouldn't have included ALSA if that is
> true. The ALSA code base is large and having the usb midi module as a
> userland app seems to me to go against the precendant set by the rest of
> the modules.
which is why only the necessary parts are in the kernel. alsa-lib is in
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