Subject: Re: dev/audiobell.c proposal
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/2004 12:42:33
Daniel Carosone <> writes:
> 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.

Er, this would cause trouble. I have a machine with multiple sound
cards used for different purposes. I don't want apps randomly picking
one of them to play out of.