LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
Posted Sep 19, 2008 22:07 UTC (Fri) by nix
In reply to: LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
Parent article: LPC: Linux audio: it's a mess
It seems fundamentally daft to have a daemon handling sound at all.
Then what do you suggest does mixing of stuff from multiple processes? You
can't do it in the kernel, it's solid floating point at least (and more
likely some flavour of SSE). You have to do it in some separate process.
btw, dmix forks off a daemon.
(Regarding the rest, maybe Lennart or someone can chip in: I use PA mostly
for the network-transparency and volume-choice stuff and have only one
sound card and set of speakers.)
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