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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default

From: Kamil Rytarowski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:10:11 +0100
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On 23.01.2019 11:59, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 10:37, Kamil Rytarowski <address@hidden> wrote:
>> OSS is the portable UNIX audio backend. We could point some flaws in it,
>> but it's a good enough for portable UNIX applications. The question is
>> what UNIX-like desktop OS does not implement it or removed it.
> If your desktop's native audio API is pulse, like Linux's often
> is, then you want to use pulse directly, because the compat layers
> are (or were last time I looked) not great, and typically add
> in an extra thread and an extra layer of buffering, which means
> more latency or more audio dropouts or both.
> thanks
> -- PMM

Pulseaudio uses OSS backend on NetBSD anyway and we keep an in-kernel
mixer. So it adds nothing except additional intermediate layer.

For non-professional audio purposes OSS is good enough for such

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