[alsa-devel] question on snd minors

Vinod Koul vinod.koul at linux.intel.com
Tue Nov 15 11:51:08 CET 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 11:12 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> OK, if there aren't so many devices, we may still reserved slots
> (minor 2 and 3).  These can be assigned for the new type.  Will be
> there two completely different DSPs?  If it's unlikely, just grab one
> minor as the start, I'd say.  You can still implement the substreams
> in a single device.
> Note that the above story is only for the case without
> is usually set for all modern distros), there is no restriction but
> the total number of minors since the minor numbers are assigned
> dynamically.  So you can forget all in the above.
Okay thanks. I won't try to guess which options the OSes would try to
use, so taking safer approach and ensure they work for both.
Any case if someone doesn't like the restriction they can use


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