[alsa-devel] Issue with creative Xfi PCIe ca0110-IBG

Guillem Solà garanda at flumotion.com
Fri Oct 9 16:15:00 CEST 2009

Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:19:04 +0200,
> Guillem Solà wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a Creative XFi PCIe with ca0110-IBG chip. It's primary use is 
>> audio input for streaming on a brand new Dell server with RHEL. I have 
>> been testing latest kernel 2.6.31 through it's releases candidates and 
>> the card stoped working on 2.6.31-rc6, so now I'm stuck at 2.6.31-rc5. 
>> With rc5 I made a 2 weeks test and it went flawlessly.
>> There's another guy who referenced this issue on 
>> http://mailman.alsa-project.org/pipermail/alsa-devel/2009-September/020876.html 
>> and Takashi Iwai said that there is a communication error between the 
>> codec and the controller.
>> Any workaround? Is there a bug created related to this issue?
>> I tried to "extract" the alsa-driver on 2.6.31-rc5 and install it 2.6.31 
>> final without success. Also tried to get old snapshots from alsa-driver 
>> and alsa-kmirror but I cannot compile them. Any place where get some 
>> info about how to create
> Then some codes added after rc5 regressed?
> The candidates are not so many but a few:
> deadff1665491afce124a8ff83f00f784161f660
>     ALSA: hda: track CIRB/CORB command/response states for each codec
> a678cdee25a387c8fc3b2754974695412baf1d85
>     ALSA: hda: take cmd_mutex in probe_codec()
> cdb1fbf23181c133fb24f12ad14ccea7dc399599
>     ALSA: hda: take reg_lock in azx_init_cmd_io/azx_free_cmd_io
> c32649feb4573b31f0a2bfdf35cbe1351256c764
>     ALSA: hda: read CORBWP inside reg_lock
> feb273404f15d86098cb0e81e46330d5c1e22b1b
>     ALSA: hda: remember last command for each codec
> The suspicious changes are the first one and the third one.
> But, anyway, it'd be helpful if you can bisect these.
> If you can use git, git-bisect would be the best to try.
> Do bisect only for changes in sound/pci/hda directory between
> 2.6.31-rc5 and rc6.
> thanks,
> Takashi
Ok I read how to do bisect with git and so on. Also take latest alsa 
from git.

Now the question is do I have to do bisect from alsa-kernel? (that's 
what I'm trying now) but that implies recompile kernel in every step, 
isn't it?


Guillem Solà

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