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re: kern/54229: audio in firefox stops playing

The following reply was made to PR kern/54229; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: matthew green <>
To: Tetsuya Isaki <>
Subject: re: kern/54229: audio in firefox stops playing
Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 02:49:18 +1000

 thanks for fixing the /dev/sound semantics back to netbsd-7.
 > I personally think /dev/sound's such sticky behavior is the good old
 > days and is not suitable for modern system...
 please don't remove this feature.
 i've used it infrequently over the years and i'm fairly sure i have
 at least one script that relies upon it (even though they could be
 it would not be sane to keep /dev/sound as a valid device if the
 semantics of it were changed (ie, the sticky removed) since that
 is explicitly the difference between them (and something we
 effectively gained from OSS-compat.)

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