[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio randomly resets

Thomas Martitz kugel at rockbox.org
Tue Mar 26 00:34:19 PDT 2013

Am 25.03.2013 16:46, schrieb Helmar Schütz:
> On 25.03.2013 09:30, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
>> On Thu, 2013-03-21 at 15:00 +0100, Helmar Schütz wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> my Pulseaudio randomly resets when I play music in wine emulated
>>> foobar2000 or in Linux VLC player. I see the icon disappear for a bit
>>> and audio completely stops until I restart said applications. I tried
>>> running pulseaudio verbosely from command line but other than a "kill"
>>> when it happened, there didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary.
>> What do you mean by "a kill"? Is there a line saying "Killed"? If that's
>> the case, then the problem is probably that PulseAudio is consuming more
>> CPU time in its realtime threads than it's allowed to, hence it gets
>> killed.
> Yeah, that line appeared in the terminal.
>> Do you possibly use module-combine-sink? It had a bug that could cause
>> the CPU limit to be exceeded. It's fixed in 3.0, which is not available
>> in Wheezy.
> I downloaded pulseaudio 3 from debian experimental. The problem still 
> persists and it appears in every kind of audio application. It seems 
> to me that OOM is wine-related, so I guess it is not related to my 
> problem.

OOM is not wine specific. "Killed" can also appear in the terminal when 
the process was killed (by the kernel) due to exhausted system memory.

Best regards.
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