[alsa-devel] [patch] snd-pcsp: silent misleading warning

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Sun May 18 18:28:50 CEST 2008

At Sun, 18 May 2008 21:32:39 +0400,
Stas Sergeev wrote:
> Hello.
> Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >>> [  417.338143] PCSP: playback_ptr inconsistent (4642 4661 18645)
> >> It turns out that the buffer size you
> >> get, is not evenly devided by period size.
> >> 18645 % 4661 = 1.
> >> That (wrongly) triggers the warning.
> >> This may very well be an alsa bug, or
> >> may not, but the code in the driver is
> >> handling that properly, so there is no
> >> need for such a verbose warning.
> > The right fix would be to add a hw_constraint to align the buffer
> > size.  The simplest way is to add the following in PCM open callback.
> But what does this fix? That's only a
> warning, the driver itself doesn't care
> at all. The fix you propose, will need
> more testing, at least a confirmation
> from the reporter. I simply thought this
> can't happen. Now you say its a perfectly
> sane situation, and then there is nothing
> to care about, just shut up the warning.
> No?

Well, judging from your previous comment, I thought that it's no sane
situation for *your* driver.  But if the driver doesn't care in
practice, your fix should be fine.  I'll queue it on my tree. 



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