[PATCH] sound(4) related manpages 5.3 TODO item

Ruslan Ermilov ru at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 7 23:01:38 PDT 2004


On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 10:30:56PM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2004.09.01 23:24:32 +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 08:16:33PM +0100, cg wrote:
> > [...]
> > > >So, to summarize, I'd have liked to see the following happen:
> > > >
> > > >- "snd" is the generic sound device (module snd.ko)
> > > >- "snd_foo" is the sound driver for foo (module snd_foo.ko)
> > > >- "pcm" devclass renamed to "snd"
> > > >- "pcm", "mixer", and "midi" devices are created as children of "snd"
> > > 
> > > no.  pcm and midi will effectively be part of snd.  making them separate  
> > > newbus drivers would be tricky and require every driver to be modified.
> > > 
> > OK, sounds very good.  But what about PCM-related sysctls then?
> > How will hw.snd.pcm0.vchans be represented, for example?
> > hw.snd.0.vchans maybe?
> > 
> > > >- repo-copy (and tweak as necessary) all bridge drivers manpages,
> > > >  as shown in my patch;
> > > >
> > > >- do *not* repo-copy pcm(4) to sound(4) yet, just link it, possibly
> > > >  mentioning in the manpage that the generic driver will soon be
> > > >  renamed from "sound" to "snd",
> > > >
> > > >- fix hints in NOTES (as in my patch) to match reality.
> > > 
> > > this sounds ok to me.
> > > 
> > OK, I will it then.
> 
> So what is the status of the updates to the sound related manual
> pages?
> 
Peter just did the repo-copies, thanks!  So it should be done soon
in HEAD, then merged in RELENG_5.

Cameron promised to come up with some text for the sound(4) manpage
documenting the planned changes (to rename "sound" to "snd", etc.).


Cheers,
-- 
Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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