[alsa-devel] Monitoring ALSA's write pointer (appl_ptr)?

brian-welch at cox.net brian-welch at cox.net
Tue Nov 4 05:40:28 CET 2008

Hello List,

My first post, so excuse any ignorance.

Is there a definitive/safe way to monitor ALSA's write pointer in the 
dma_area?  It seems like the ack callback and the appl_ptr is the 
correct way, but I was told by another developer that appl_ptr doesn't 
work in all cases.

As a future optimization for my hardware, I may want to tell ALSA to use 
a specific area of physical memory for it's dma_area, what is the best 
way to do that?



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