Subject: Re: Ideas on the audio framework
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/03/2004 20:31:12
On 2004.12.03 23:36:18 +0000, TAMURA Kent wrote:
> B. In-kernel audio mixing
> The goals are:
> * /dev/audioN can be opened by multiple processes, and
> * audio streams written by the processes are mixed in the kernel
>   and played with a single hardware.

Some cards can do this in hardware (SB Live!, for example), but they
have a "limited" (64 IIRC) channels available for mixing. Will your
implementation be based on software (like ESD) or hardware, or even
both ?

        -- Rui Paulo <>