[alsa-devel] write/read system calls and ioctl

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Fri Dec 21 13:45:20 CET 2007

At Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:56:17 +0100,
Michael Voigt wrote:
> My question: what is snd_pcm_write in pcm_native.c good for? Is it only there 
> to keep ALSA compatible to older versions of alsa-lib?

Yes, exactly.  Some apps (e.g. older version of sox) used directly
read/write, and this is also for them.


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