FreeBSD's sound system lineage....

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Sun Jul 22 13:17:36 UTC 2007

Hello list,
I've been wondering for a little while what is the lineage of FreeBSD's kernel sound support . I couldn't find any reference to it in the Handbook... RTFM welcome :)

I get it isn't ALSA related. I've read that we use the Open Sound does this relate to ?

Also, if I understand this correctly, the kernel 'adheres' to a standard (OSS), and then @ the user level we can run things like esd, artsd ,etc right? which simply add another API for other apps to push their noisy bits down our speakers....

thanks in advance for your explanations!
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