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Re: [ANNOUNCE] OSS Proxy using CUSE

From:  Greg KH <>
To:  Adrian Bunk <>
Subject:  Re: [ANNOUNCE] OSS Proxy using CUSE
Date:  Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:18:28 -0700
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Tejun Heo <>, Takashi Iwai <>,, Linux Kernel Mailing List <>, Miklos Szeredi <>
Archive-link:  Article

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:01:20PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 09:05:53PM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Hello again,
> > 
> > So, after all the fuss, here's the state-of-the-art standard-compliant
> > cloud-computing web-3.0-beta web page for OSS emulation using CUSE.
> > 
> >
> > 
> > It works pretty well here.  :-)
> Sorry for being destructive, but 6 years after ALSA went into the
> kernel we are slightly approaching the point where all applications 
> support ALSA.
> The application you list on your webpage is UML host sound support,
> and I'm wondering why you don't fix that instead of working on a
> better OSS emulation?

Independant of that, I can see a number of uses for the CUSE code.  One
would be emulating /dev/pilot for old palm pilot software that things it
wants to talk to a serial port, yet really a libusb userspace program
can handle all of the data to the USB device instead.

So don't think that just because this userspace-OSS implementation is
"not what should be done" that CUSE shouldn't be viable.


greg k-h

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