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Re: /dev/dsp

Rickey Moore wrote:
On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 08:05 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:
   I'm back to FC5 and here is what I see is this:

[karl k5di ~]$ ls -al /dev/dsp
crw------- 1 karl root 14, 3 May  2 17:23 /dev/dsp
[karl k5di ~]$ gmfsk &
[1] 2757
[karl k5di ~]$ *** opensnd: open: /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy ***

The bottom writing is from my application which see's this /dev/dsp is
being used by some other application. But I can't figure out what it is.
lsof -f -- /dev/dsp

You mught check to make sure your device isn't running full duplex...
that will make it busy as hell and eat up ALOT of cpu under alsa. Then
dink with your alsa settings ie: give it more priority, more cache, etc.
I used to get such messages, but I haven't seen one in awhile. Make sure
you've updated all your sound-related rpms. Good Luck... I call this
trouble shooting with a shotgun, Ric

Hello Ric, I am not sure what is going on. I'm on FC5 and the thing was set up just a few weeks ago so things should be new. Since the application runs fine on earlier red hat systems I think it's something new that is the problem.


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