Re: [2.6 patch] schedule obsolete OSS drivers for removal

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On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Andi Kleen wrote:

Even if Adrian's not trying to make this point (he's just removing duplicate
drivers, and opting for the newer ones), we accepted ALSA into the kernel.
It's probably about time we let OSS die properly, for sanity purposes.

Avoiding bloat is more important.

given that the ALSA drivers are not going to be removed, isn't it bloat to have two drivers for the same card?

yes, an individual compiled kernel may be slightly smaller by continueing to support the OSS driver, but the source (and the maintinance) are significantly worse by haveing two drivers instead of just one.

David Lang

There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
 -- C.A.R. Hoare

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