[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH 2/2] Warn on loading module-dbus-protocol

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 07:34:09 PST 2014

See also

The warning may be useful for users who carried over the module-loading
statement from default configuration files shipped with old PulseAudio

Signed-off-by: Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov at gmail.com>
 src/modules/dbus/module-dbus-protocol.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/modules/dbus/module-dbus-protocol.c b/src/modules/dbus/module-dbus-protocol.c
index ab5546f..e5f1221 100644
--- a/src/modules/dbus/module-dbus-protocol.c
+++ b/src/modules/dbus/module-dbus-protocol.c
@@ -529,6 +529,11 @@ int pa__init(pa_module *m) {
+    pa_log_warn("module-dbus-protocol is currently unsupported, and can sometimes cause PulseAudio crashes.");
+    pa_log_warn("The most popular use cases for module-dbus-protocol are related to changing "
+                "equalizer settings and LADSPA plugin parameters at runtime.");
+    pa_log_warn("If you don't use such functionality, it's possible that you don't actually need this module.");
     if (!(ma = pa_modargs_new(m->argument, valid_modargs))) {
         pa_log("Failed to parse module arguments.");
         goto fail;

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