[alsa-devel] Strange div-by-zero in alsa-lib 1.0.20's snd_pcm_mmap_begin()

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Aug 17 08:49:34 CEST 2009

At Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:24:35 -0400,
Daniel Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> In https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-lib/+bug/412677
> we're debugging an issue where snd_pcm_mmap_begin(), at line 6409 with
> *offset = *pcm->appl.ptr % pcm->buffer_size;
> appears to have pcm->buffer_size == 0. What's the correct approach in
> handling this corner case?

We could add a sanity check in the function, of course.
But relying on it doesn't sound nice.

At least, the caller should be surely at the certain state that the
buffer has been set up, i.e. checking whether snd_pcm_state() returns
SETUP or better condition.


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