[alsa-devel] HD-audio regression after commit 34588709af61be1550b4e2bcee5c85d0ac4f34d4

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Jan 17 10:04:08 CET 2013

At Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:10:04 -0500,
Miro Hodak wrote:
> I was finally able to do some testing on my board (Asus Rampage II Gene).
> Using latest sound-unstable I can confirm that the crashes in XFCE mixer
> are gone. Also, labels in alsamixer make more sense now - I have microphone
> plugged to the back and previously I had to enable Front Mic as an input
> source to for the microphone to work. Now, it works over "Rear Mic" as
> expected. Also, multistream playback works with "Independent HP" enabled.
> And yes, less controls then before ... Overall, a big improvement.

Thanks for testing.  Good to know that it works for you.

> My alsa-info can be found here: http://pastebin.com/RaxrnZKK
> Should I try with branch 'test/hda-gen-parser'  (what is the difference,
> BTW?)

No, it's not needed.  test/hda-gen-parser branch contains the
development of the generic parser and Realtek codec driver, but it
doesn't include the migration patches for other codec drivers to use
the generic parser.  So, on this branch, AD codec still uses the old

> Anything else to test?

That's enough so far.  Let us know if you find any regressions.

> When can we expect patches from sound-unstable to appear in main kernel?

Yes, the plan is to merge the stuff to 3.9 kernel.

But currently I'm not sure whether we can merge the whole patches.
It's a fairly big change, and we need a bit more test coverage for
codecs like Conexant, Cirrus and VIA.
But, judging from your test result, we can merge the Analog codec
patch, at least.



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