[alsa-devel] Confusion about whether snd_pcm_poll_descriptors_revents()'s revents field is a single integer or an array
perex at perex.cz
Mon Feb 2 16:02:38 CET 2009
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Mon, 2 Feb 2009 15:49:13 +0100,
> Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > On Mon, 02.02.09 08:02, Takashi Iwai (tiwai at suse.de) wrote:
> > > > If we look into the pcm example how snd_pcm_poll_descriptors_revents()
> > > > is used then we can see that the revents parameter apparently is
> > > > supposed to be a single integer. (which makes a lot of sense to me)
> > > >
> > > > http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/alsa-lib/_2test_2pcm_8c-example.html#a33
> > > >
> > > > However, snd_pcm_wait_nocheck() calls the same function and assumes it
> > > > is a complete array!
> > > >
> > > > http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-lib.git;a=blob;f=src/pcm/pcm.c;h=74d1d1a4bd6083cd461b6d793c0ae41cca912f16;hb=HEAD#l2368
> > > >
> > > > So what's it now? It makes more sense to me if it would be a single
> > > > fd.
> > >
> > > No, it's a bug in test/pcm.c. As documented, the API converts (fixes)
> > > each poll_fd in the given array.
> > But does that really make sense? I mean
> > snd_pcm_poll_descriptors_revents() is supposed to be called by
> > applications that integrate ALSA into some kind of event loop. What
> > are they supposed to do with those multiple entries -- except simply
> > ORing them together and treating them as one? The application has no
> > information what those seperate fds mean, so why export that
> > information to the app?
> Originally the multiple pfds were introduced to handle multi plugin,
> which bundles multiple instances. So, the original version of it was
> pretty straightforward -- just simply calls poll to each and update
> each pfd necessarily.
But snd_pcm_poll_descriptors_revents() was designed to return single
value originally. Multiple fds were never used in pcm_multi for
revents, too. Also, snd_pcm_wait() was OK (in the sense revents
Author: Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de>
Date: Wed May 18 13:28:06 2005 +0000
Fix snd_pcm_wait() for multiple pollfd's
Fixed snd_pcm_wait() to handle multiple pollfd's.
Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, Red Hat, Inc.
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