[alsa-devel] UCM: How does its api relate to ALSA lib api?

kaweka kaweka at gazeta.pl
Wed Mar 5 20:55:55 CET 2014


I am a newcomer if it goes to following topics: ALSA, audio in Linux, audio in embedded Linux.
However several years of experience in audio development on other platforms.
As next a development of audio applications in embedded Linux is the task.
However have few gaps in understanding of the audio system architecture.
It would be helpful to have answers to following questions.
For any hints lot of thanks in advance!

* There is well-known handshaking application-ALSA lib
  based on amonst others
* Does the UCM and its api complement the api
and handshaking as above. Or is it rather a question of replacement?
* If neither nor, how to describe best the relation between
UCM api and ALSA lib api?
* How does the entire handshaking application-audio system look like
  if to use ALSA and UCM api?
* An use case seems to be just a container for verb, device, modifier.
Is an use case introducing any functionality to be found
neither in verb, nor in device, nor in modifier?
* For what reason does the term / definition of use case exists at all.
Will verb, device, modifier not be enough?
* What is the difference between switching to other use case
and modifying a use case? Why not to switch to other use case
in situations where modifier is used?
* QoS api seems to introduce some redundancy.
If voice, or music, or other - this information can be gathered from use case.
A use case does already read voice, music, other!
Why is qos api necessary?

Best Regards

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