[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio crash when unplugging hdmi while playing audio over hdmi on Cherry Trail devices

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Tue Dec 12 10:39:15 UTC 2017

Hi All,

First of all good news, with kernel 4.15-rc2 and alsa-lib 1.1.5
audio over hdmi works on Cherry Trail devices after selecting
the right output profile.

But when unplugging the hdmi cable pa dies. Running pa under
gdb says it gets killed with SIGKILL, so I think this is
another realtime issue where it gets killed by the kernel for
exceeding its CPU budget.

I've a log file of a run which ends with SIGKILL here:

What stands out is a whole lot of errors / underruns after:
D: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Jack 'HDMI/DP,pcm=1 Jack' is now unplugged
D: [pulseaudio] device-port.c: Setting port hdmi-output-1 to status no

So it seems that the problem is that pa still tries to use
the device after the unplug, even though it sees the unplug
before getting any errors.



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