Subject: Re: /dev/audio vs /dev/audio0
To: matthew green <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/22/1999 20:52:38
On Mon, Mar 22, 1999 at 08:02:31PM +1100, matthew green wrote:
> so, a few months ago (maybe a year?) ago lennart changed audioctl to operate
> on /dev/audio{,ctl}0 rather than /dev/audio{,ctl} incase one had more than
> one audio device.  from my survey of MAKEDEV files, it seems that the amiga
> is the only one to create audio[0123].  everything else that creates an
> audio device uses /dev/audio.
> do we want to complete this change?  if folks think it is a good thing, i
> will do this in the next couple of days.

Hm. as 3rdparty-software (e.g. LOTS of package stuff) is using /dev/audio
per default, it needs to stay around as a symlink, and documented in some
way that helps the system administrator to set it correctly.