[LAD] Does some proaudo stuff uses raw linux devices?

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Tue Jun 13 06:43:40 UTC 2017

Nikita Zlobin wrote:
> While configuring kernel, i stucked on option CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER, which
> enables /dev/raw device section.
> I suppose, things like linuxsampler or others, hardly working with
> storage, might utilize this access way for most direct access to
> samples. Or even in audio recording (only nearly imaginations).
> Is it so really?

No.  Using a raw device would require that the application implements
its own file system.

Streaming audio samples is easy to handle with existing file systems.


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