[pulseaudio-discuss] Emptying a record stream's buffer
tanuk at iki.fi
Tue Apr 17 22:03:40 PDT 2012
On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 14:32 -0500, Andrew Eikum wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:24:50PM +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 14:15 -0500, Andrew Eikum wrote:
> > > On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:58:05PM +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > > > May I ask what you're trying to achieve? It's not immediately obvious to
> > > > me how pa_stream_flush() could be useful for record streams at all.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I'm working on a PulseAudio driver for Wine. One of the functions the
> > > driver needs to perform is a "Reset" which dumps all of the data
> > > sitting in the record buffer and resets the readable size to 0. I was
> > > hoping to use pa_stream_readable_size() in order to tell how much data
> > > is in the buffer ready to be read, but that seems incompatible with
> > > the requirement of dumping the data on Reset.
> > By "dumping", do you mean discarding the data? If so, wouldn't it work
> > if you would call pa_stream_read() on "Reset" and just throw away that
> > data? That way the client-side buffer would be emptied. You could call
> > pa_stream_flush() prior to that, if you think flushing also the
> > server-side data is in some way useful.
> Yep, that would probably work :) The documentation implied that flush
> would do what I wanted in a single function call, so I tried that
> instead. Then I reported here when it behaved differently from how I
> expected it to.
> PS: Client-side buffer? Server-side data? Should I know or care about
> that as an application developer? Is there an explanation someplace
> about how that might affect my application?
No, you shouldn't need to care.
Btw, would you like to file a bug about the behavior of
pa_stream_flush()? If not, I can do it also.
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