[alsa-devel] question on snd minors

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Nov 15 07:39:28 CET 2011

At Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:39:23 +0530,
Vinod Koul wrote:
> Hi,
> for the compressed path work I had a question regarding the minor
> numbers.
> Looks like we have 32 minors (5 bits) and going by current table there
> is no space for new devices.
> So should i increase the number to 64 (6bits), add compressed playback
> and capture devices as 32-39, 40-48 respectively and keep rest as
> reserved, or would you like it to be kept 32 and realign the table?

For the large number of concurrent accesses, we usually take an
approach with sub-streams instead of scattering too many device


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