[alsa-devel] dmix in a forked process

Jaroslav Kysela perex at perex.cz
Sun Aug 3 20:38:49 CEST 2008

On Sat, 2 Aug 2008, Bankim Bhavsar wrote:

> I'm currently porting the sound code of our app from OSS to ALSA but
> this problem is preventing me from doing so.
> Is there any way to get around this problem?

What's your problem with fork()? I don't see the reason, why fork should 
be avoided. The server_job() process ends when the last application closes 
shared device. It's just management task to manage and release resources 
shared among audio processes.


Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, Red Hat, Inc.

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