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SubjectRe: Sound tape drive (VIC 20 etc)
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Followup to:  <35FD8FD3.CE693D80@teleteam.net>
By author: Trever Adams <highlander@teleteam.net>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> I am curious, can most of this be done from user space. I think this
> sounds totally cool and all, but I figure it would bloat the kernel more
> than the sound modem...
>
> If you can make it work in user space, can you all keep it there?
>
> Trever Adams
> highlander@teleteam.net
>

Yes, I cannot for my life see any point to putting this in kernel
space. The only "kernel support" I could imagine needing (and this
would be useful for other things as well) would be to make sure
reading from the sound card had a sufficiently large buffer. I think
that is already there, though.

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