[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH 0/3] Fix jack detection for Intel HDMI LPE

Arun Raghavan arun at arunraghavan.net
Sat Jul 15 05:54:58 UTC 2017

On Mon, 12 Jun 2017, at 09:15 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> These patches hopefully fix jack detection (and ELD information
> querying too) for Intel HDMI LPE. I don't have the hardware myself, so
> further testing would be very welcome. Hans, Takashi and Pierre, you're
> in Cc, because you indicated in this[1] thread that you have the
> hardware.
> Testing instructions:
> First, before installing the modified PulseAudio version, check if you
> still suffer from the problem that the kernel kills PulseAudio. I don't
> know if these patches are sufficient to fix that problem, but it's worth
> trying.
> Next, apply the patches on top of the current PulseAudio master branch
> and install the modified version. After installing, set
> "realtime-scheduling = no" in daemon.conf to prevent the kernel from
> killing PulseAudio.
> Then, start pulseaudio and check if jack detection is working.
> "pactl list cards" will show the cards, their profiles and the port
> status. The HDMI card should only list HDMI profiles in the "Profiles:"
> section (check that there are no analog profiles listed), and the port
> status should change between "available" and "unavailable" in the
> "Ports:" section as you plug the HDMI cable in and out.
> If the jack detection seems to work, try setting
> "realtime-scheduling = yes" in daemon.conf to see if the kernel still
> kills PulseAudio.

I don't have the hardware to test this, so just a plain review

The code looks fine, but I'm a bit concerned by adding such specific
configuration parameters to the mapping files. This is just increasing
complexity w.r.t. what we have to maintain more or less forever.

In my mind, it seems like it would be much nicer to have a way to signal
the ELD device from the driver, rather than all this mucking around in

Takashi, Hans, Pierre: would it be possible to get such a mechanism?

I'm guessing that even if such a mechanism were to exist, we're going to
have to wait for it to happen and be widely available, so let's go ahead
and get Tanu's patches in, so that the hardware works ootb.


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