Re: /dev/sndstat

H. Peter Anvin (
30 Nov 1997 00:29:59 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Stefan Reinauer <>
In newsgroup:
> Hi fellows,
> is their any arguement for /dev/sndstat bein in the /dev/directory ?
> In my opinion this is absolutely wrong there and should be put in
> /proc, maybe as /proc/sound. sndstat is not a device driver, it´s a
> status output and as such it has no place in /dev/ ...
> Am I completely wrong with that?
> Write some of your opinions, please..

Yes, it's a device node and not a /proc filesystem entry. The reason
is to maximize the portability of the OSS code (they make money
selling it for other Unix variants...)


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