Clemens Ladisch wrote:
To me it makes perfect sense. I unplug the device, jack keeps running in
"dummy mode", I re-plug the device and we're good to go. Why would jack
have to die? Even more: I plug in another device and it shows up as a
new interface in the jack graph. Just like what happens if I start a new
Note that I make abstraction of the technical implementation here, this
is merely the perspective of an end-user who couldn't care less about
Personally I would not mind to use ALSA for all the streaming (and mixer
control for that matter) if it is up for it. The user support of
parallel implementations is simply too much work. But it might take some
time for that to happen (as we also have e.g. MOTU and RME streaming
protocols to take care off).
The same goes for mixer control and maybe even device discovery: if it
can be built upon ALSA, why not? I'm personally a bit skeptical about
whether you'd want (or get) the required code for this into the kernel
though. Especially for BeBoB devices its a significant.
Maximum user experience with minimal effort is what I'd like to see, and
if I have to ditch all of the current FFADO code, so be it. Linux audio
is enough of a mess already.
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