[alsa-devel] ALSA layer in Linux 2.6.18 and OSS
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Feb 16 12:07:47 CET 2009
At Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:27:06 +0530,
Viral Mehta wrote:
> Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:24:54 +0530,
> > Viral Mehta wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> Next time, when I enabled few of the OSS options in kernel's config
> >> file. I was able to run my application. My question is I do not want OSS
> >> at all. I just need ALSA then in that case what I am doing wrong.
> > Well, rather a real question is which app / subsystem accessing the
> > OSS device and causes errors.
> Thanks for quick response. Well, I myself am writing Audio Player
> application for some embedded device.
> I generally used to write open("/dev/dsp") device and then do read/write
> of RAW data on that device and it used to work till now.
> I was/am doing so and completely unaware of OSS/ALSA.
> > You can set up ALSA-only system in the
> > kernel side.
> But then when I found while rebuilding kernel that there are two sound
> sub-system OSS and ALSA.
> ALSA is a new one and OSS is deprecated. And so I thought to remove
> everything about OSS from Kernel.
In that case, simply enable ALSA OSS emulation modules, the second
case below. Then OSS API will work on the top of ALSA subsystem.
> > But if the user-space side requires the OSS API, it
> > won't work.
> So, I guess my application is such that it wont work with ALSA-only-kernel.
> But then on contrary, I think that opening a /dev/dsp and throwing data
> is a simple way AND what is so wrong in that and why ALSA-only-kernel
> cant understand that ?
> > So,
> > - if you want to remove all OSS-accessing apps, fix them
> > or
> > - build ALSA OSS *emulation* module so that they work both
> > or
> > - use aoss wrapper instead
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