[pulseaudio-discuss] [alsa-devel] pulseaudio fails to start with kernel 4.11, caused by new snd_hdmi_lpe_audio module)
tanuk at iki.fi
Fri Mar 24 18:18:59 UTC 2017
On Thu, 2017-03-23 at 09:57 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:16:52 +0100,
> Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> > On 3/21/17 2:56 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > I: [pulseaudio] alsa-sink.c: Using 1.0 fragments of size 352832 bytes
> > > (2000.18ms), buffer size is 352832 bytes (2000.18ms)
> > > I: [pulseaudio] alsa-sink.c: Time scheduling watermark is 20.00ms
> > > I: [pulseaudio] alsa-sink.c: Driver does not support hardware volume
> > > control, falling back to software volume control.
> > > I: [pulseaudio] alsa-sink.c: Driver does not support hardware mute
> > > control, falling back to software mute control.
> > > I: [alsa-sink-HdmiLpeAudio] core-util.c: Successfully enabled SCHED_RR
> > > scheduling for thread, with priority 5.
> > > I: [alsa-sink-HdmiLpeAudio] alsa-sink.c: Starting playback.
> > > I: [alsa-sink-HdmiLpeAudio] (alsa-lib)pcm_hw.c: SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_HWSYNC
> > > failed (-32)
> > Humm, single period and hw_sync failed, this could be testing the
> > robustness of the single-period code and its mapping on multiple DMA
> > descriptors? I haven't looked at the alsa module in eons but can't the
> > number of periods be forced to two with module parameters while
> > keeping the timer-based schedulng?
I think the code doesn't currently support this.
> It's -EPIPE and this is supposed to be the intentional error code from
> HDMI LPE audio driver. The streaming doesn't work when the gfx is
> disconnected or the monitor audio is off. It accepts the open, but it
> returns -EPIPE for further accesses.
> Maybe -EPIPE is no sensible choice, but the problem is that the driver
> can't use the PCM DISCONNECT state because PA interprets it being the
> complete disconnection of the card object instead of a temporary
> disablement of PCM.
So is this a PulseAudio bug?
I: [alsa-sink-HdmiLpeAudio] alsa-sink.c: Starting playback.
I: [alsa-sink-HdmiLpeAudio] (alsa-lib)pcm_hw.c: SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_HWSYNC failed (-32)
The "Starting playback" message is printed just before the
snd_pcm_start() call. PulseAudio doesn't check the return value of
snd_pcm_start(), but maybe it should? Does the HWSYNC happen in
Can this EPIPE thing happen also during playback, not just when
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