Subject: Re: dev/audiobell.c proposal
To: matthew green <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/2004 12:43:58
matthew green <> writes:
> well, no.  keep the software audio mixer *in userland* [1].  if a device
> supports multiple inputs (ie, has a real hardware mixer), then we should
> allow multiple writes to it - some devices already allow this my attaching
> multiple instances of /dev/audioN.

I think that this only leads to confusion. Some devices allow multiple
opens, some don't, and software can't rely on the behavior.

Also the gnome and kde mixer daemons are crappy.