Subject: Re: any words of wisdom on using the audio driver?
To: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/12/1994 14:52:28
On Fri, 11 Nov 94 14:09:20 EST email@example.com (John F. Woods) wrote:
> the speaker (I get a beep in the headphones when I echo ^G), but if I
> cat a Sun audio file to /dev/audio, it hangs (just the cat, not the
> whole machine). I don't know if this is a driver bug, an emulation
> bug, or perhaps just a broken audio file; any suggestions?
I'm seeing similar using a soundblaster and others have reported similar
using SB-PRO's... I've tracked it down to bsd_audio.c where it appears
that a timeout isn't being taken care of. I'm setting up a temporary
machine at work to look further into it but I can't guarantee anything.
The symptoms I'm seeing is that when I cat a .au file > /dev/audio
it'll play for a bit and possibly even play a few files but then
suddenly block... Sounds like the PAS aggravates it more....