[alsa-devel] crash/reboot with rawmidi on ice1712 dual opteron

Florian alsa at bome.com
Tue Apr 24 19:51:50 CEST 2007

IT WORKED! I fixed it in this way:


if (mpu->hardware != MPU401_HW_TRID4DWAVE
    && mpu->hardware != MPU401_HW_ICE1712) {
	mpu->write(mpu, 0x00, MPU401D(mpu));

I don't know if this will work on non-AMD machines and if it will
work on all ice1712 machines... Next week I can test it with
different M-Audio cards on single-processor machines (Pentium and AMD).

Thanks a lot!

On 4/24/2007 5:04 PM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:53:20 +0200,
> Florian wrote:
>>> When the hang-up occurs at the first write, it must be in 
>>> snd_mpu401_uart_cmd().  At the very beginning, it calls 
>>> mpu->write(mpu, 0x00, MPU401D(mpu)); Try to comment out this and
>>> see what happens.
>> I had tried that - I think that I just commented out the reset
>> command.
> The reset command contains a series of writes.  The write access (zero
> to 0x304c) is the very first part, and this isn't always necessary.
> For example, trident doesn't like this sequence.  So, just commenting
> out this write should be fairly harmless to the later behavior.
> So, commenting only the first zero write is worth to try (if you
> didn't do yet).
>> It would not crash or reboot, but it did not haver
>> functionality either.
>>> Do I understand correctly that this bug happens when you open a 
>>> rawmidi device for read, e.g. % cat /dev/snd/midiC0D0 > /dev/null
>> yes. I usually used
>> amidi -p hw:0 -d
>>> Perhaps an easiest but foolishest way to trace this is to put
>>> printk at each io-port access and any other important points, and
>>> give some sleep at each point, then watch the kernel message.
>>> You can get rid of spin_lock_*() around that, just for testing.
>> I've done this until I traced it to the first outb() call, i.e. the
>> initialization mentioned above. The first outb() will cause the reboot.
> And this causes an immediate reboot, not panic or oops, right?
> You shouldn't do this kind of debug on X but on VGA console, BTW.
> Takashi

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