[pulseaudio-discuss] PulseAudio and softvol
arun.raghavan at collabora.co.uk
Wed May 15 02:55:44 PDT 2013
A number of users have intermittently(?) been hitting a crash in
alsa-lib 1.0.27 [1, 2] related to the softvol plugin. I'm not able to
reproduce this reliably, so can't find an easy way to debug/fix.
However, this raises a tangential question - why do we need softvol to
be plugged for 'front' at all? David explained to me that this is to
guarantee the existence of a PCM control. Perhaps I don't fully
understand this, because I'm unconvinced by the reason. Could someone
This is especially bad for us, from PulseAudio's perspective, because we
aren't getting a zero-copy path.
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