thread and linuxaudio

Jp Calderone exarkun at
Fri Jan 31 17:10:50 CET 2003

On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 11:58:04AM +0100, Attila Szabo wrote:
> Hi,
> is linuxaudiodev thread-safe ?
> I'm working on a curses interface for postgres and
> I have some multi-thread stuff for example a progress bar.
> It would be a good joke to play music while the query is running
> but it does'nt work.

  If only one of your threads is making calls in linuxaudiodev, there
shouldn't be a problem.

  linuxaudiodev.c doesn't seem to have any BEGIN/END_ALLOW_THREADS blocks,
it might be safe to use from different threads simultaniously (though what
happens as a result probably depends on your sound driver).  I wouldn't
recommend doing this.


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