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SubjectRe: Poll and OSS API
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Thomas Sailer wrote:
> >
> > The OSS API (http://www.opensound.com/pguide/oss.pdf, page 102ff)
> > specifies that a select _with the sounddriver's filedescriptor
> > set in the read mask_ should start the recording.
>
> So fix the stupid API.
>
> The above is just idiocy.

We're pretty much stuck with the API, until we look at merging ALSA in
2.5.x. Broken API or not, OSS is a mature API, and there are
spec-correct apps that depend on this behavior.

(FWIW, ALSA nicely marginalizes its OSS support into a single module, so
that ALSA drivers aren't affected by OSS' ugliness)

Jeff


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