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Re: FC3 wishlist - sound server



On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 10:27:27AM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Doesn't ALSA only allow one opener for the sound device file, and expect 
> the sound to be mixed in software?

You never want to mix kernel side for a variety of reasons two being
-	How you mix is source dependant and involves trade offs
-	You can't use FPU or MMX in kernel

> It was OSS that did sound mixing within the kernel drivers, but it was 
> problematic.

Hannu's proprietary OSS did but not the GPL one.



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