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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default

From: Daniel P . Berrangé
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:36:57 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 09:27:48AM +0100, Thomas Huth wrote:
> On 2019-01-23 09:00, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > 
> > This is RfC because we might look at the ordering.  On linux we probably
> > want prefer alsa over oss.
> Yes, please! I've run into the trap a couple of times already: OSS
> headers were available, but these days the OSS compatibility kernel
> modules are not loaded anymore by default. So you compile QEMU with OSS
> support and then wonder why you do not get any audio output at all...
> IMHO we should put OSS as last item in the list on Linux nowadays.

Given our targetted platform list[1], are there even any platforms
where we would *not* have alsa, but still have OSS ?  If not, then
we could just drop the OSS driver entirely on the ground that it is


[1] https://qemu.weilnetz.de/doc/qemu-doc.html#Supported-build-platforms
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