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Re: [PATCH] SOUND: Fix non-ISA_DMA_API build failure

To: Takashi Iwai <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] SOUND: Fix non-ISA_DMA_API build failure
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:16:08 +0100
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>, Jaroslav Kysela <>,,,,
In-reply-to: <>
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User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:26:13AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> Hrm...  I still don't understand why ES18XX or others were selected at
> the first place.  Isn't it covered by the conditional in
> sound/isa/Kconfig like below?
> ================================================================
> menuconfig SND_ISA
>       bool "ISA sound devices"
>       depends on ISA && ISA_DMA_API
> ...
> if SND_ISA
> ...
> config SND_ES18XX
>       tristate "Generic ESS ES18xx driver"
> ...
> endif # SND_ISA
> ================================================================
> Isn't SND_ISA=n in your case although ISA_DMA_API=n?

The answer is hidden in this Kconfig warning:

warning: (RADIO_MIROPCM20) selects SND_ISA which has unmet direct dependencies 
(SOUND && !M68K && SND && ISA && ISA_DMA_API)

This is due to the following in drivers/media/radio/Kconfig:

        tristate "miroSOUND PCM20 radio"
        depends on ISA && VIDEO_V4L2 && SND
        select SND_ISA
        select SND_MIRO

So SND_ISA gets forced on even though the dependency on ISA_DMA_API is not
fulfilled.  That's solved by adding the dependency on ISA_DMA_API to

> Also, adlib driver is really only for ISA, so I see no big reason to
> allow this built for non-ISA.

With the patch applied:

menuconfig SND_ISA
        bool "ISA sound devices"
        depends on ISA


config SND_ADLIB
        tristate "AdLib FM card"
        select SND_OPL3_LIB

So the Adlib driver will still only be built with ISA enabled.  The only
thing that makes the Adlib driver different from all the others in the
ifdef SND_ISA ... endif bracket is that it does not directly or indirectly
use the ISA DMA API and that's in the end the reason why sound/isa/Kconfig
needs to be changed.

I originally approach this a different way but now that I'm explaining the
details I notice that it probably makes sense to split this patch into two:

 o The drivers/media/radio/Kconfig part should be applied for 3.0 and
   maybe -stable.
 o The sound/isa/Kconfig part is basically only fixing the dependency for
   the Adlib driver allowing it to be built on non-ISA_DMA_API system and
   is material for the next release after 3.0.

If you agree I'm going to repost the patch with aproprite log messages.


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