[alsa-devel] [boot crash, bisected] in 9f240a55 "ALSA: opti93x: use cs4231 lib"

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Fri Jul 18 14:36:09 CEST 2008

On 18-07-08 14:28, Krzysztof Helt wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:19:19 +0200
> Rene Herman <rene.herman at keyaccess.nl> wrote:
>> On 17-07-08 21:38, Rene Herman wrote:
>>> On 17-07-08 21:20, Rene Herman wrote:
>>>> On 17-07-08 20:40, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>>>>> Could you try the patch below?
>> This bug was uncovered by !CONFIG_PNP and we had trouble in this driver 
>> due to that before so was rewriting the init to be a generic multi-card 
>> ALSA init but, actually, not much point.
> The bug was introduced by the patch as it used (tried to free) the codec pointer
> before it was assigned any value. It happened only if the card was missing and
> I didn't test the driver on such a configuration. My mistake. The CONFIG_PNP
> setting makes no difference.

Yes it does. Note how the ISA match method fails due to "if (isapnp)" 
with CONFIG_PNP and isapnp being initialized to 1. I did test without 
the hardware but didn't see it fail due to that.

>> In fact, in the meantime I'll look at splitting 92x and 93x again. It's 
>> much better now that Krzysztof made it use the generic library code but 
>> I still hate this driver. It's also poking at ports without being told 
>> something is there by either system or user.
> Please hold your axe until Monday. The last patch (not posted yet) from the 
> unification of the WSS library series removes some ifdefs in this driver.
> This may (or may not) change your view on splitting the driver.

Will do.


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