RFC: Remove auto-scan of ALSA devices from winealsa.drv (and get repeatable behaviour)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Tue Jan 22 12:43:48 CST 2013

<Joerg-Cyril.Hoehle at t-systems.com> writes:

> Alexandre Julliard wrote: 
>>If PulseAudio can't provide good enumeration, then we can detect
>>that case and handle it differently.
> We don't ask PA to enumerate, we ask ALSA to enumerate.

I know that. It doesn't mean we can't use a heuristic to detect broken
PA enumeration.

>>My use case is a soundcard plus a USB headset; that's a fairly common setup
>>these days. [...] That works now, and it should continue to work.
> I believe you don't get the point.  That does *not* work reliably in a setup
> that includes PulseAudio, because one cannot reliably scan ALSA devices
> and avoid side effects.

Yes, I got the point. You are saying that because PA is broken, you want
to break the ALSA driver even when PA is not in use. That's not a

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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