[alsa-devel] Required/preferred multichannel order for ALSA

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Fri Apr 27 14:22:26 CEST 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 02:15:57PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Mark Brown wrote:

> > As well as being able to reorder things there's also the cases where a
> > multi-channel link can be assigned to send several independant streams
> > rather than actually be a multi-channel link.

> True.  OTOH, separating to different streams can be done mostly
> without extra configuration.  The driver may neeed to handle the
> open/close race, but basically splitting can be done uniquely just by
> the number of channels.  Of course, there might be other excpetions
> and corner cases, though.

Yes, I think it's mostly just a slight generalisation of the same
problem from an implementation point of view.
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