Andy Younger andylyounger@hotmail.com
Tue Apr 17 09:01:00 GMT 2001

>Should it not be a slow device being that calls to write() can block for a 
>good fraction of a second (depending on the size & number of fragments).

Sorry, don't know what I was thinking, It can infact block for much longer 
than this. It blocks for as long as the sample takes to play minus a small 
play ahead cache. Therefore a single write of a large sample (several megs), 
could take minutes to come back from the write().

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