[alsa-devel] [PATCH] Echoaudio, fix Guru Meditation #00000005.48454C50

Giuliano Pochini pochini at shiny.it
Wed Feb 17 00:57:44 CET 2010

(resend: I mistyped the list address)

There is a small window between the hw_params() callback and when
runtime->frame_bits is set by ALSA middle layer. When another substream is
already running, if an interrupt is delivered during that window the irq
handler calls pcm_pointer() which does a division by zero. The patch below
makes the irq handler skip substreams that are initialized but not started
yet. Cc to Clemens Ladisch because he proposed an alternate fix.

For more information, please read the original thread in the linux-kernel
mailing list: http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/2/2/187

Short description: This patch fixes a division by zero error in the irq handler.

Signed-off-by: Giuliano Pochini <pochini at shiny.it>

--- alsa-driver-	2010-02-16 22:21:36.000000000 +0100
+++ alsa-driver-	2010-02-16 22:21:45.000000000 +0100
@@ -1864,7 +1864,9 @@ static irqreturn_t snd_echo_interrupt(in
 	/* The hardware doesn't tell us which substream caused the irq,
 	thus we have to check all running substreams. */
 	for (ss = 0; ss < DSP_MAXPIPES; ss++) {
-		if ((substream = chip->substream[ss])) {
+		substream = chip->substream[ss];
+		if (substream && ((struct audiopipe *)substream->runtime->
+				private_data)->state == PIPE_STATE_STARTED) {
 			period = pcm_pointer(substream) /
 			if (period != chip->last_period[ss]) {


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