Re: ALSA patch for 2.5.2pre9 kernel

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 12:02:39 EST

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> linux/sound is silly. It's drivers so put it under linux/drivers/sound.

That was my initial reaction too, but Jaroslav clearly wants a
higher-level generic hierarchy. Which means that we're not talking about
_drivers_ any more, we're talking about something that is much more
closely related to a "networking" kind of thing.

So we could have a net-based setup, where there would be a totally
separate "linux/sound" and "linux/drivers/sound". Which doesn't seem to
make much sense either.

Or we could just have a really _deep_ hierarchy, and put everything under
"linux/drivers/sound/..", but I'd rather break cleanly with the old.


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