[linux-audio-dev] OSS will be back (was Re: alsa, oss , efficiency?)

James Courtier-Dutton James at superbug.co.uk
Wed Nov 8 00:20:42 UTC 2006

Lee Revell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 16:54 +0000, John Rigg wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 07:56:52AM -0700, Garett Shulman wrote:
>>> If you ask me... I would recommend that the alsa team drop all of the 
>>> ambitions plugin stuff (except sampl rate & bit rate) 
>> Without `ambitious plugin stuff' like pcm_multi, nobody would be able
>> to use multiple sound cards with ALSA. The fact that pcm_multi has needed
>> patching since January 2005 to make it work in duplex mode with jackd
>> is only a minor inconvenience compared with not having it at all.
> Please, please keep pushing the ALSA guys to fix this.  I keep raising
> the issue and every time the thread peters out with no resolution.
> Lee

I don't know the details, but it is probably due to jackd not using the
poll api in the way alsa recommends.
The current jackd skips a step in the processing of the poll events.


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