Sound on G5

CAVEMAN caveman at
Wed Oct 6 04:24:25 EST 2004

On Monday 04 October 2004 20:25, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 06:51, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > Is anyone already working on sound support for the PowerMac G5, by
> > chance? That's actually the only thing still missing.
> Nobody really seriously ATM. One of the main issue is that the darwin
> driver abuses apple "do-platform-*" shit. It's a mecanism they invented
> to put sort-of "scripts" (in binary form) in the device-tree that can
> contains elementary ops such as write GPIOs, I2C, etc...
> This is extremely messy and difficult to parse. I have written the
> basis for parsing them, but interpreting them is even more shitty as
> the actual implementation of each ops sort-of depends on the target
> object.
> It's really a piece-of-shit imho.
> So we could go that way and complete my "interpreter" or just hard code
> all of the GPIOs we need in the driver hoping apple don't shuffle them
> too much in upcoming models...

I'd be willing to do some work and/or testing on this, where can I get the 


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