Subject: RE: Pseudo audio device
To: None <>
From: De Zeurkous <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/11/2007 13:58:50

On Sun, November 11, 2007 12:49, a random collection of dubious
personalities wrote:
>[snip entire discussion]

Something that I've been wanting to implement for a while now is to make
device nodes a special case of pipes, create a set of syscalls that accept
device numbers (dunno if they're already there -- please correct me if
they are), and employ a luserspace daemon to route between them. This
would allow moving everything that can be handled in luserspace (pty's
spring to mind immediately) there, and would also end us up with a nice
new type of pipe: a two-way one supporting an ID tag (generic text string
will do) and a control channel (ioctl). Beat that.


De Zeurkous

Friggin' Machines!