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Re: pulseaudio causing crashing of applications

On Wed, 13.02.08 16:22, Simo Sorce (ssorce redhat com) wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 22:10 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > PA provides the necessary information. It's just that Gst doesn't and
> > thus simply blocks waiting until it can write to the audio device the
> > next time, freezing the UI.
> Lennart,
> as PA has rerouting capabilities already, couldn't you simply reroute
> sound to /dev/null (and mic from /dev/null) ?
> This would prevent most older applications from crashing I guess.

I don't see why apps should "crash" due to this. They might freeze and
then unfreeze again. But "crash"? No, hopefully not. If they are this
fragile than they should be fixed, instead of adding non-trivial
workarounds to PA. Don't forget that C-z is very similar to this kind
of freezing. If an app can't survive C-z than it needs fixing anyway I
would say.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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