lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Jun]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
Date
From
> > This has led to the current mess with your choice of ESD, OSS, and
> > ALSALIB as the sound API. If applications had used the theoretical
> > libsound.so from the start, there wouldn't be this problem.
>
> I'm not advocating a kernel-based gpm, but it seems to me that the
> problem you mention with sound is due to the device semantics. The
> kernel doesn't impose single-open rules. That's a fault of the driver.

Its nothing to do with open rules (and they do impose single open btw).
The point is that using a library means you can rip up the underlying code
freely kernel or otherwise, including changing the kernel API.

Alan


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:52    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site