[alsa-devel] Semantics of a single period per buffer?

Dave Dillow dave at thedillows.org
Sun Nov 25 20:58:17 CET 2007

While refining the sis7019 for submission, I found a possible issue with
having a single period per buffer. The easy way out is to set the
minimum number of periods to 2, but I see other drivers allow a single
period. This leads to a question about the semantics of a single period
that I've not been able to resolve using Google.

Any one have any thoughts or pointers to a discussion on having a single
period per buffer? Should it be a one-shot play, or just let it hit XRUN
every time? Other ideas?


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