pulseaudio causing crashing of applications

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 23:52:21 UTC 2008

Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 04:50:35PM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> It has been said before.  Imagine if someone left a mic snooping 
>>> program running on Session #1 while Session #2 came along and started 
>>> talking on the phone?  This kind of thing should be prevented BY 
> Absolutely

But why not just block any other access?  A tape drive wouldn't work 
well with 2 writers but unix systems can usually prevent that without 
breaking a running session because someone else logs in nearby.

>> Imagine if session #1 is already on an emergency phone call while 
> On an IP phone ? Not a good idea already

People don't plan when emergencies are going to happen.

>> someone switches VT's and they get cut off.  That kind of thing should 
> Such an application if truely critical should lock the VT switch off

If you knew you were going to have an emergency you'd probably do 
something to avoid it instead of planning how to avoid a surprising loss 
of device access.

    Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com

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