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Posted Sep 21, 2008 22:20 UTC (Sun) by adamgundy (subscriber, #5418)
also, aoss is a pain for most users, because they have to start the program they want to 'emulate' under aoss, typically from a command line. CUSE just sits there as a daemon, waiting for any process to attempt to use /dev/dsp.
Posted Sep 21, 2008 23:03 UTC (Sun) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103)
However, this kind of virtualization is always imperfect, won't work for more complex applications that use mmap, or make assumptions about timing and hardware that a software sound server cannot meet.
Doing emulation with LD_PRELOAD is always hacky, incomplete, and can only be a temporary solution that only works in very specific cases.
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