Subject: Re: Loading DSP code from an LKM
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/27/2001 20:33:22
"Jared D. McNeill" wrote:

> In an attempt to remove all of the GPL'd bits from my ESS Allegro-1 /
> Maestro3 driver, I've decided to load the GPL'd DSP code onto the card
> from an LKM. Good idea, in theory..

My personal preference would have been an ioctl() to loadthe DSP code.
The driver would then set up everything as usual, but have a flag which
indicates if the DSP code is present.
It might still be a good idea to have the whole driver as an LKM, but I'd
prefer no to require the LKM option to get the sound driver running.

    -- Lennart