[alsa-devel] Accessing alsa device in kernel space.
tiwai at suse.de
Tue Aug 7 11:34:06 CEST 2007
At Mon, 6 Aug 2007 22:29:46 +0300,
Vasily Khoruzhick wrote:
> On 6 August 2007 you wrote:
> > At Sun, 5 Aug 2007 19:11:23 +0300,
> > Vasily Khoruzhick wrote:
> > > Hi, how to access to alsa device from kernel space?
> > > I want to create driver for virtual soundcard, that will perform mixing
> > > and rate converting in kernelspace, and put result in real hardware. But
> > > I found no documentation how to open alsa device in kernel space :(
> > You shouldn't do it. It'd be horribly messy.
> > If you'd like to access the device files of other hardwares, simply
> > use the user-space solution.
> > Takashi
> Btw, why there's oss-emulation in kernel? AFAIK it can't use pcm-plugins (e.g.
> dmix), so oss-applications that try to play through /dev/dsp can't produce
> any sound, or they block soundcard and other programs can't use it.
Because the OSS API _requires_ the kernel device file.
We have user-space aoss wrapper, too.
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