[PATCH 2.6.17-rc2] ALSA: PCMCIA sound devices shouldn't depend on ISA

Erik Mouw erik at harddisk-recovery.com
Tue May 23 09:35:32 EDT 2006

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 12:14:24AM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 16:40 +0200, Erik Mouw wrote:
> > The ALSA drivers for PCMCIA devices depend on ISA, but modern
> > laptops can have PCMCIA support without ISA. This patch removes
> > the dependency.
> > 
> I am pretty sure I found a case where the VXPocket driver failed
> silently if CONFIG_ISAPNP is not set.  According to Takashi-san it is a
> PCMCIA bug not an ALSA bug.  It was a P4 laptop several years old.  I
> don't have access to it right now but can get it.

IMHO a single failure is not a reason to disable a feature for the rest
of the world. If that would be the case, we could as well disable
libata cause it fails for certain SATA chipsets...


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