[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] alsa-util: don't crash on devices with more than 32 channels
arun at arunraghavan.net
Thu Mar 23 09:57:32 UTC 2017
On Tue, 31 Jan 2017, at 07:39 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Sun, 2017-01-29 at 10:36 +0900, Takashi Sakamoto wrote:
> > On Jan 29 2017 01:08, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > > The pa_channel_map_init_extend() call later in the function crashes if
> > > if ss->channels is greater than PA_CHANNELS_MAX.
> > >
> > > Reported here:
> > > https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2017-January/027404.html
> > > ---
> > > src/modules/alsa/alsa-util.c | 7 +++++++
> > > 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> > Reviewed-by: Takashi Sakamoto <o-takashi at sakamocchi.jp>
> > Tested-by: Takashi Sakamoto <o-takashi at sakamocchi.jp>
> Thanks! I pushed the patch now.
> > I tested with a device which has 34ch capture and 30ch playback.
> > PulseAudio adds a sink for the playback PCM substream with multichannel
> > profile, and ignores the capture PCM substream.
> > But I think there's a space to discuss this issue more. In this world,
> > we have some devices with over-32ch, or users can add virtual sound card
> > with over-32ch. Although such users seem to work without PulseAudio,
> > it's better to drop this kind of restriction for better future of this
> > sound server.
> Being able to use a 32-channel subset of the available channels would
> be a very welcome addition for the alsa modules, but without concrete
> use cases I don't think it makes sense to implement support for more
> channels outside the internals of the alsa modules, due to the
> invasiveness of the required changes.
> Another idea: it would be generally useful to split alsa devices into
> multiple sinks more easily than by fiddling with module-remap-sink.
> Such splitting feature could perhaps also be used to split e.g. a 64-
> channel device into two 32-channel sinks.
In the mean time, should we bump up PA_CHANNELS_MAX so that these cards
work out of the box?
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