Re: ALSA burps, 2.6.7-rc2 VIA VT8233
From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 05:04:39 EST
At Thu, 10 Jun 2004 20:36:12 -0400,
David Ford wrote:
> This machine spams dmesg _very_ frequently with the following message:
> ALSA sound/pci/via82xx.c:737: invalid via82xx_cur_ptr, using last
> valid pointer
It means that the driver reads an unexpected value from the CURR_COUNT
register to calculate the current DMA position. I'm also not sure
what's wrong. It happens only on a certain hardware.
> It doesn't happen constantly but comes in bursts. I haven't any idea
> what triggers it since I can be playing 20 minutes without any messages
> then there will be 50 of them with no change in computer usage.
You can turn off CONFIG_SND_DEBUG to shut them up.
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