Re: buffer cache patches - anybody willing to summarize?

Philip Blundell (
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 08:31:26 -0000

>Is there some kinda agreement with the sound driver company that the
>kernel sound driver cant be as nice as their noncomercial version.. I'm
>not taking about menus and all.. Maby just the ability to have seperate
>modules for differnt cards and IRQ/IO as module options..

The kernel sound driver is maintained by the same guy who writes the
commercial version. Understandably, he doesn't really want to put all the
features of the commercial version into one that's freely available.

However, the version in the kernel _is_ free, and there's nothing to stop
somebody else working on it and making it better, except that we then might
lose the current arrangement of having it maintained by Hannu.