[vlc-devel] [PATCH] OSS audio: Use SNDCTL_DSP_GETODELAY rather than GETOSPACE.

Hans-Kristian Arntzen maister at archlinux.us
Wed Jul 27 21:53:18 CEST 2011

On 07/27/2011 09:13 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le mercredi 27 juillet 2011 21:53:21 Hans-Kristian Arntzen, vous avez écrit :
>> Found an issue with the OSS driver, hopefully changes are accepted to it
>> since it seemed to be really old.
> Errm, does GETODELAY really return a byte count?
> This would be rather counter-intuitive...
> On the cosmetic side, this would avoid duplicating the ifdef:
> +    if ( ioctl( p_sys->i_fd, SNDCTL_DSP_GETODELAY,&i_bytes )<  0 )
> +#endif
>       {
Yes, GETODELAY returns latency in bytes. From OSSv4 documentation: 

"This ioctl call tells how long time it's going to take before the next 
sample to be written gets played by the hardware. The delay is returned 
in bytes and it can be converted to seconds by dividing it by 

Updated patch to avoid #ifdef duplication.

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