[alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/6] hda_intel: Add Lynx Point HD Audio Controller DeviceIDs

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Feb 8 09:30:40 CET 2012

At Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:35:33 +0000,
Heasley, Seth wrote:
> >> I'm also in favor of not rocking the boat, but I'm curious what
> >changing this would entail, and what would be the advantage or rationale
> >for making the change?
> >
> >Reading the LPIB register, and reading the DMA position buffer, are two
> >different methods of reading the current playback (or recording)
> >position, i e which sample is currently being played back.
> >
> >The problem is that some chipsets prefer one method over the other, i e,
> >only one of the methods work reliably. And if the other method only
> >breaks occasionally, this can be quite difficult to detect and track
> >down - we will have users complaining about their audio sometimes either
> >sounding distorted, maybe not working at all, or just once in a while
> >glitches. All of these symptoms can have many causes, so deducing that
> >to a broken playback position is time consuming. That's why I think it's
> >worth the extra question, to get it right from the start.
> >
> >So...thanks in advance for looking it up for us? :-)
> I'm inquiring about it, but I can say that it seems to work just fine using the DMA position buffer.

OK, I merged the patch now as is.
Please let me know if you find a problem.



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