[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: AM3517: Fix AIC23 suspend/resume hang

Aggarwal, Anuj anuj.aggarwal at ti.com
Thu Nov 26 16:22:08 CET 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Brown [mailto:broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:41 PM
> To: Aggarwal, Anuj
> Cc: 'Troy Kisky'; alsa-devel at alsa-project.org; linux-omap at vger.kernel.org;
> Arun KS
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: AM3517: Fix AIC23 suspend/resume
> hang
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 08:26:44PM +0530, Aggarwal, Anuj wrote:
> > driver, although I am not sure if the problem is in the audio driver.
> > When tried to capture, using NFS as storage, it gives overrun error and
> comes out with:
> > arecord: pcm_read:1617: read error: Input/output error
> > It happen always after ~20 sec, file size ~5MB. Tried with multiple
> > configurations in arecord but no use.
> > When tried: arecord -f cd /dev/null, it works fine. Same issue doesn't
> > come too when I try to store the captured audio file on a MMC card.
> > Any idea what could be the problem? Why arecord goes for a toss after a
> > single overrun error and why it is happening always after ~20 sec? Is
> > there something which can be tried to narrow down the problem?
> Sounds like you've narrowed the problem down to a performance issue with
> NFS writeout - it's probably having trouble keeping up with your I/O
> rate.  This isn't 100% surprising with smaller systems, sometimes tuning
> the NFS configuration can resolve the issue but sometimes the hardware
> is just underspecified.
[Aggarwal, Anuj] I am still surprised how this could be a NFS writeout issue
as we are seeing a consistent read/write rate of 2Mbps over tftp. When dd
command is used for read/write to further check NFS performance, 2Mbps for write and 4Mbps for read is observed.
Does that still mean nfs is the culprit? What could be tweaked in audio/network driver to avoid this problem, any suggestions?
> arecord is a pretty basic program and doesn't try terribly hard to
> recover from errors.
[Aggarwal, Anuj] Any other utility to try capture which does error 
recovering too?

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