Subject: Re: dev/audiobell.c proposal
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/10/2004 19:28:12
Ben Harris <> writes:
> Since audio(9) doesn't export any interfaces for playing sounds within the
> kernel, audiobell() just uses the standard user interface.  This makes the
> code very simple, but means that it doesn't make a noise if the audio
> device is already open, since it can only be opened once.

It would be nice if we built a kernel mixer facility so that the
device COULD be opened more than once. Frequently one wants to listen
to to an mp3 and still get console feeps and the occasional sound from
a chat program. That would give us a more general way to fix this...

Perry E. Metzger