On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 10:11:06AM +0100, Colm Buckley mentioned:
> provides an application interface to the hardware device; if the
> device doesn't do audio mixing, why should the kernel compromise your
> flexibility on this? There may be times when you *want* one audio
> stream to override all the others... this is the ideal candidate for
> a userland daemon; somewhat similar in nature to the X server.
Same reason that if your hardware doesn't do midi, the driver has a midi
emulation thing in it.
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