[alsa-devel] Player Thread is not woken after period elapsed

Nallasellan, Singaravelan singaravelan.nallasellan at intel.com
Mon Sep 5 20:08:49 CEST 2011

Sorry, I have not provided the kernel version. Kernel version is 2.6.35. 
However, wait_for_avail() does not have the code similar to the one provided in the patch below. I will give a try. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Arjan van de Ven [mailto:arjan at infradead.org] 
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2011 11:23 PM
To: Nallasellan, Singaravelan
Cc: alsa-devel at alsa-project.org; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Player Thread is not woken after period elapsed

On Mon, 5 Sep 2011 23:08:53 +0530
"Nallasellan, Singaravelan" <singaravelan.nallasellan at intel.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> When I tried to root cause a glitch in the audio playback, I found a 
> weird behavior.
> User thread which invokes the writei function which in turn  invokes a 
> kernel function which waits for the free buffer to write the audio 
> data.  This kernel function adds this thread to a wake(sleep) queue 
> and calls a schedule_timeout (msecs_to_jiffies(10000)).

actually it doesn't... you must be on some really really old kernel or something.

> Will you provide some hint on how to go about identifying the root 
> cause?


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