[linux-audio-dev] Developing and audio driver

james at dis-dot-dat.net james at dis-dot-dat.net
Thu Mar 10 09:16:36 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar, 2005 at 07:42PM -0500, Dave Robillard spake thus:
> On Wed, 2005-09-03 at 23:13 -0800, fred doh wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I need to develop an audio driver (OSS on kernel 2.4)
> > for a new hardware. I didn't find any resource
> > explaining how to do that, besides looking at the
> > sources of other drivers. Could someone direct me to
> > an appropriate resource?
> > 
> > Also, I need to build the driver for a target kernel
> > that is not the one I'm currently running. I'd like to
> > have the driver building with the target kernel and to
> > have it included in the config options when I do a
> > "make menuconfig". Is there an article explaining how
> > to do that?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > -fred

No offence meant, but from your questions, you have less of a clue
than I do, and I wouldn't fancy writing a driver from scratch.

Are you sure you're not biting off a little too much here?

On the othe hand, even if you give up half way through, you'll
probably have learned a hell of a lot.

But, as Dave says below, why?  OSS?  2.4?  Are there good reasons for

> Why on earth would you write an OSS driver for 2.4 at this point in
> time?
> -DR-


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