On Thu, 22 May 2008, Rene Herman wrote:
From a structural view, the PCM core is just as much not a driver
as the IP protocol isn't one and moving all of sound/ to drivers/
would trade the current "why are the drivers not under drivers/?"
issue for a "why is all this non-driver code under drivers/?".
This "net model" of sound/ and drivers/sound/ would be cleanest I
Yes, it was one reason why I used 'sound/' as root of the ALSA tree.
The second reason was to move old OSS tree to new directory to make
less confusion. And the third reason was to just keep ALSA directory
same as in our local development tree (which is out-of-kernel tree -
containing only ALSA parts).
I feel that from the maintenance perspective, having one directory is
a plus. We have already 'drivers/usb/core', 'mmc/core',
'drivers/base' (ALSA toplevel and midlevel modules use functions from
this tree) etc.
If we have general consensus that sound drivers should go to back to 'drivers/sound' then I would move all code. We can move 'sound/core'
tree to '/sound' in next round later...