[vorbis] Is GCC 2.95.2 also unusable?

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Sat Oct 13 18:42:04 PDT 2001

>However, if you are, you would be the third Linux+Mac user to observe this
>problem.  It occurs because libao opens the audio device in non-blocking mode
>and then turns blocking on after the device is open.  (There are good reasons
>for this, which I can explain if you care.)  However, one or more of the audio
>drivers for Linux on PPC seem to be ignoring the second call in libao that
>turns the blocking flag back on.  This is a bug in the audio driver and not
>libao, however.

Note that the OSS API is _very explicit_ in saying that what you're trying
to do is incorrect behaviour and has undefined results. The drivers are NOT
at fault here, libao is. 


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