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Bug#334278: linux-image-2.6.12-1-parisc64-smp: Unknown symbols in sound drivers

On 10/21/05, maximilian attems <maks@sternwelten.at> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> > On 10/16/05, Maximilian Attems <maks@sternwelten.at> wrote:
> >
> > > there will be soon a 2.6.14 in exeperimental, would be cool to check
> > > that too before bugging alsa upstream.
> >
> > I highly doubt this is an alsa-upstream bug. I wrote this driver,
> > which didn't make it into upstream until 2.6.14-rc2, so it looks much
> > more to me like a backport problem.
> *wonderfull*
> why didn't you tell that earlier.

tell you what? That this wasn't an ALSA upstream bug? Maybe because it
(wrongly) seemed just obvious to me: there is *no* alsa module that
loads (as the dmesg and lsmod output show) with that kernel (no snd-*
module would load, not even snd-dummy). Despite being known brainfart,
I doubt that ALSA is that broken upstream :)

I don't know how the Debian kernel is built from source, but it seems
that some parisc-specific patch fux0red the alsa drivers, or something

> anyway 2.6.14 contains all the fixes of the previous -rc and will soon
> land in unstable as soon as it gets released.
> anyway we aren't already in stabilization phase with backporting business.

OK. I just wanted to let you know that 2.6.12 seems pretty unusable to
me wrt ALSA stuff.

> > this is what it looks like when it actually works:
> >
> > varenet@Esperanza:~$ uname -a
> > Linux Esperanza 2.6.14-rc5-pa1 #13 SMP Fri Oct 21 14:27:21 CEST 2005
> > parisc64 GNU/Linux
> ok.
> the -pa patch is still an out of tree pain,
> but that should evolve hopefully..

It will. And for the records nothing in the -pa patch is needed to get
that driver to work, i tested it on PPC.


Thibaut VARENE

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