[pulseaudio-discuss] process identification

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Dec 18 09:59:50 PST 2007

On Mon, 17.12.07 22:01, Ritesh Kumar (ritesh at cs.unc.edu) wrote:

> Hi guys,
>      I was wondering if pulseaudio stores a client's PID in its daemon as a
> means of identification. pacmd's list-clients doesn't show any PID
> information. I was thinking of integrating the sink-input movement between
> available clients with a window manager. One possible use case is changing
> the sink for the focussed window using some shortcuts. X allows me to get
> the pid of the process responsible for a window. I could use the pid to
> identify the responsible clients and sink-inputs.

It doesn't do that right now. One of the top priority items on my todo
list is to add an extensible metat data system to PA which allows
attaching arbirtrary information to clients and streams. One of them
would then be the PID, the binary name, the icon, the XID and whatever
else might make sense.


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