[clug] Text to speech

David Price david.price at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 10 11:34:52 GMT 2003

On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 08:55:53AM +1100, Simon Burton wrote:
> Well, open(2) will block by default if something else has /dev/dsp. It could be a sound daemon:
> try this when running X:
> $ find /proc | grep fd | xargs ls -l | grep dsp

I'm not sure how standard a tool it is, but "fuser" does something
like this as well.  It's in package "psmisc" on Debian and can be used
as follows:

fuser -v /dev/dsp

To produce output like:

                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/dsp             mantys     7156 f....  xmms

The -m switch is handy when finding what process is stopping a
filesystem from being unmounted.


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