[alsa-devel] Sizeof int in Alsa

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu May 10 07:42:42 CEST 2012

At Wed, 9 May 2012 22:34:20 +0100,
Alan Horstmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I have often wondered whether Alsa had an intrinsic requirement that an int 
> would always be at least 32-bit, but been unable to find a clear statement 
> with web searches.
> Looking recently at snd_pcm_hw_params_set_rate(), for example, the rate value 
> parameter is unsigned int, which suggests to me that it would be broken with 
> 16-bit ints; is it correct then to deduce that Alsa does not support 16-bit 
> int platforms?

Right.  Linux itself doesn't support 16bit int, so neither ALSA does.


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