[alsa-devel] Problems with pulseaudio / asla on PS3
perex at perex.cz
Tue Sep 9 13:17:06 CEST 2008
On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:21:36 +0200,
> > Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > >
> > > Takashi, as Kevin wrote originally, the problem is not that softvol
> > > doesn't do any format/layout conversions, but that it claims it
> > > does. PA asks softvol for INTERLEAVED samples, softvol agrees to
> > > that -- and actually hands us only NONINTERLEAVED samples because it
> > > doesn't reformat the from the underlying layer.
> > >
> > > So, it *is* a bug in softvol. However, you are right that it doesn't
> > > do any conversions.
> > Does it happen only with softvol? For example, try to put any
> > other conversion, such as, linear plugin instead of softvol.
> > Could you check whether it works?
> > Basically softvol does nothing special, just like other normal plugins.
> > So I don't think this is specific to softvol.
> Also, output from snd_pcm_dump() after initialization (before samples r/w)
> might help us to determine the problem. I'll try to reproduce this
> behavior with the snd-dummy module.
I found the culprit. Lennart was right. The softvol plugin does in-place
sample recalculation, thus it cannot change the access type as a side
effect (which is true for linear plugins).
The fix is available here:
Also, for debugging purposes, I added snd_pcm_channel_area_t dump to
Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, Red Hat, Inc.
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