[alsa-devel] Firmware problem

Clemens Ladisch cladisch at fastmail.net
Wed Dec 19 09:33:16 CET 2007

Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> My user - yes there is one - of the aica sound driver on the Dreamcast
> is having a problem with formware loading.
> This is what he has sent me - anyone know what is wrong?
> When loading snd-aica it gives:
> [   55.119676] ALSA sound/sh/aica.c:641: ALSA Driver for Yamaha AICA
> Super Inter
> then after like 15 or 20 seconds it will give:
> FATAL: Error inserting snd_aica
> (/lib/modules/2.6.24-rc4/kernel/sound/sh/snd-aica.ko): Unknown symbol
> in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

There isn't anything related to this in dmesg, so I guess this error
message is wrong.

This delay looks like the kernel timed out while waiting for userspace
to provide the firmware.

I think the snd-aica driver should output a big error message when
request_firmware() fails.


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