Re: [PATCH 0/8] Fix year 2038 issue for sound subsystem

From: Mark Brown
Date: Wed Apr 25 2018 - 07:56:56 EST

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:26:23PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:23 AM, Jaroslav Kysela <perex@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > We have almost everything hidden in the alsa-lib code for the
> > applications and there is the protocol versioning, so we can detect the
> > changes easily and handle the new fields in the library.

> I think we are both misunderstanding each other here, let's try
> to work out what changes are required in alsa-lib. The idea of
> Baolin's patches that you can simply rebuild alsa-lib (or any other
> library using the alsa kernel interface, if any exist) against a new
> C library and still have working audio.

It's probably also worth mentioning that there are userspaces that don't
use alsa-lib at all, at least tinyalsa and salsa (if anyone still uses

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