Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Alan Cox (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 00:05:46 +0000 (GMT)

> The number of sound cards is enormous -> It requires kernel updates to use
> new sound boards -> Let's get rid of /dev/audio and farm it out to userland
> instead, hitting the hardware directly with one of the many sound server
> binaries

Indeed the logic is wrong. Sound is also actually a good finger to point
in terms of excessive kernelness. Sound needs some kernel stuff but it
needs a serious diet and more stuff run via user space server/mixing tools

Sounds currently has all the problems the GGI/KGI split is trying to address
properly for video

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