Re: linux-2.4.21 released

From: Diego Calleja García (
Date: Sat Jun 14 2003 - 16:35:27 EST

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:29:24 +0100
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 07:22:26PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > I'd add "XFS merge" to the list:
> I'll start feeding the few remaining core changes to Marcelo now,
> the actual filesystem then is just yet another driver that could
> be merged any time :)

Just a small suggestion: Why not ALSA?
I mean, 2.5 is there for new things, indeed. But alsa are drivers (ie: it
shouldnt affect core code and you haven't to use them if you don't want) ,
and after all it's one of those things that lots of people have to add (a
lot of times manually and lots of people doesn't want to know how to patch
a kernel; although all distros ship it).

In some cases, alsa gives you decent sound (in the case of my sound card,
which is both supported by oss and alsa). Other times, you've not a choice.

And although it's not perfect code, and it has bugs, i bet the alsa people
wouldn't mind to help to solve them.

I'm not saying we should merge 2.5 changes in 2.4 but...

Just a very hume and small suggestion :)
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