Subject: Re: dev/audiobell.c proposal
To: matthew green <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/2004 17:29:29
On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 04:02:33PM +1100, matthew green wrote:
> oh, i agree that for hardware that supports *hardware mixing* we
> should make it so /dev/audio can be opened multiple times.  

Right now, audio is a symlink to audio0

If instead, audio was a device that walked the list of available
audioN devices until it found one that wasn't already open, then most
apps - and their view of device close semantics - would just continue
to work.

Those audioN devices could be the multiple "ports" of an esa(4), or
multiple physical sound cards, or uaudio(4), etc etc.