Subject: Re: PCM8 vs. PCM16/LINEAR?
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/02/1995 23:35:24
>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Long <> writes:

Mike> 3) I also took the opportunity to get rid of the name member of struct
Mike>    audio_encoding, because I strongly dislike the idea of passing
Mike>    strings back and forth between the kernel and userland.  Userland
Mike>    code can generate the name itself if necessary.

I find it quite handy in my mixer app to just query the kernel for the
names of what encodings are available.  That way I can just suck the
strings right out for the menu, and not worry about the whole
translation-to-names quagmire (keeping up with new encodings and
recompiling new tables, etc etc.)