[alsa-devel] Swapped channels issue on pxa-ssp based platforms
clemens at ladisch.de
Mon Nov 7 21:19:07 CET 2011
Daniel Mack wrote:
> we're hunting a weird bug on PXA3xx/ssp based audio devices which causes
> the playback channels to be swapped when the capture stream is started
> at the same time. Content for the left channel appears on the right and
> vice versa, in approximately 50% of all test runs
IIRC there was some other CPU where it was tried to program a generic
serial output to handle I²S data. The same symptoms appeared because
it was not possible to synchronize the start of the L/R signal to the
start of the DMA.
Apparently, the starting of the capture stream affects the L/R
synchronization of the playback stream.
Does starting playback first work?
> I guess this is some sort of a race condition in the stream startup,
> and suspected sound/soc/pxa/pxa-ssp.c to lack some locking, so I added
> a spinlock around all register read-modify-write cycles. But that doesn't
> seem to be the reason.
I'd guess this is a race in the programming of the L/R clock signals;
try putting a lock/mutex about all the stream initialization code, and
maybe adding some delay.
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