Re: The spkr driver

From: Mark Murray <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:37:30 +0100
> On 28 Aug 2020, at 17:25, Warner Losh <> wrote:
> Greetings,


> I'd like to retire the spkr driver. It was a cute hack before sound cards
> were ubiquitous, but it's not been kept up to date, and it's not clear that
> it still works.... It is still Giant locked, and though it's not a huge
> effort to do the locking I literally have no way to test it that I trust...

It does work, and de-orbiting it will break morse(6), the "-p" option
in particular.

Is this a great loss? I doubt it; Its a cute hack. I reckon morse could
stand learning how to inject sounds into /dev/audio anyway.

> Is anybody using it these days for anything? If not, I'd propose we
> de-orbit it before 13. If so, I need people to test patches to remove
> Giant...

I could test the patches, but frankly I'd rather fix morse(6).


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