[Jackit-devel] Re: [linux-audio-user] jackd and usb 1.1 audio on i386 non-functional
M P Smoak
smoak at mis.net
Fri Mar 3 22:24:53 EST 2006
On Friday 03 March 2006 13:18, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 12:02 +0200, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> > Quoting Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com>:
> > > On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 11:33 +0200, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> > > > Quoting Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de>:
> > > > > Lee A. Azzarello wrote:
> > > > > > ----- Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de> wrote:
> > > > > > cannot submit datapipe for urb 4, err = -28
> > > > >
> > > > > 28 = ENOSPC (not enough bandwidth)
> > > >
> > > > Why doesn't jack tell the user this, why did Clemens need to
> > > > post on
> > >
> > > LAU to ask?
> > >
> > > These are standard, well known error codes,
> > > see /usr/include/linux/errno.h
> > So, instead of interpreting them to users the software should say:
> > "learn C headers and read errno.h?". Gah.
> > Good software tells the users what's really wrong and directs the
> > user in how to fix the issue. This leads to happier users and less
> > repeated "why doesn't this work" questions on mailing lists, irc,
> > personal email, etc.
> We don't KNOW what's wrong beyond "not enough bandwidth".
Then why not report "not engouh bandwidth" to the user?
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