Re: via8235 Audio on 2.4.21-pre

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 15:40:06 EST

On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 11:18, Jonathan Thorpe wrote:
> work quite nicely. Recent updates have allowed the majority of
> applications to work, however any version of ESD fails (whilst the same
> configuration works fine with other sound drivers).

esd is the one failure case I know about

> This has been a problem ever since the first via82cxxx_audio releases with
> vt8235 support, but at present, I'm using 2.4.21-pre4-ac4. When ESD is
> loaded, 3 of the five beeps are heard (unless the beeps are disabled, in
> which I can get about 0.25 seconds of audio to play through ESound) and
> then ESound will hang. Once esound is killed, I get the message:
> via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -512

The printk itself is actually a bug, but its providing clues. Something
esd does seems to stop the audio engine running. You get one chunk then
it all stops. I can duplicate it here too.

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