[alsa-devel] snd_pcm_writei() -last value sustained
gineera at aspect135.co.uk
Wed Jul 16 14:01:08 CEST 2008
On Wednesday 16 July 2008 12:22, Alan Horstmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 July 2008 00:15, you wrote:
> > At Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:53:35 +0100,
> > Well, I'd call it's a hardware "feature". No other hardwares do like
> > that.
> > As a workaround, we'll need to put zero'ed short samples before
> > actually stopping the stream.
> > I wonder whether this also occurs to pause operation, too. In the
> > case of pause, it's a tougher problem...
> Thanks for the response on this one. I'm not sure how to test pause,
> unless xmms uses that for 'PAUSE' button action, when the same effect is
> I did try setting various values for silence threshold and size, and when
> (as per the original test) writing 1 period of sine followed by a 2nd
> writei of experimental data, silence values could be found that would
> eliminate the 'sustain effect'. However, when only the single period
> writei occured I could not find any effective values.
> Unsurprisingly, my other ice1712 card, ST Audio /Hoontech DSP2000 shows the
> same effect, so if it is a 'hardware feature' it presumably relates to the
> way the envy24 chip operates?
> How would I go about experimenting with zeroing the stream just before
> stopping? Do you mean in _pro_trigger()?
Further info, I noticed in the envy24 datasheet, (rev 2.2 1.03.00) p 4-24
states (near bottom of page)
'... when DMAs are stopped, the last latched value is retained. This "DC"
so you were right about 'hardware feature'!
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