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SubjectRe: Poll and OSS API


On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > 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.

Considering that about 100% of the sound drivers do not follow that
particular API damage anyway (they can't, as has been pointed out: the
driver doesn't even receive enough information to be _able_ to follow the
documented API), I doubt that there are all that many programs that depend
on it.

Yes, some drivers apparently _try_ to follow the spec to some degree, but
we should just change the documentation asap.

Linus

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