Re: ALSA patch for 2.5.2pre9 kernel

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 13:00:57 EST

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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.
> Christoph has an interesting point. Networking is
> net/[protocol]/
> drivers/net/[driver]
> so by that logic we'd have
> sound/soundcore.c
> sound/alsa/alsalibcode
> sound/oss/osscore
> sound/drivers/cardfoo.c
> which would also be much cleaner since the supporting crap would be seperate
> from the card drivers

I would certainly not oppose that. Look sane to me, although the question
then ends up being about "drivers/sound" or "sound/drivers" (the latter
has the advantage that it keeps sound together, the former is more
analogous to the "net" situation).


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