[alsa-devel] Timer instability

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Feb 25 11:08:50 CET 2009

At Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:37:20 +0100,
I wrote:
> > stop_threshold is completely irrelevant to the problems discussed
> > here.
> OK, but let me continue that tomorrow or later.

Running it with five sound cards (two HD-audio, emu10k1, CMI8738, and
envy24HT) overnight with tail -500, but nothing appears on my

All outputs look OK: the first three columns are almost same values,
avail is a few (< 10), delay is about the buffer size.

How can you trigger the problem so easily?


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