Subject: Re: should splaudio be splbio?
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/12/1996 13:02:30
>Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 22:53:41 -0500
>From: John Kohl <>
>from sys/dev/audio_if.h:
>	#define splaudio splbio		/* XXX */
>	#define IPL_AUDIO IPL_BIO	/* XXX */
>It strikes me that if you're playing samples from disk, you'd rather not
>have audio stuff block out disk transfers and vice versa.
>Is there a better choice we can make for the SPL level for audio stuff?

I doubt it.  AFAIK, IPL_BIO is the lowest of the available priority
levels (imp, tty, net, bio).  I would much prefer that my soundcard
drop a few samples than to have silo overflows or dropped network
Mike Long <> 
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