[linux-audio-user] 2.6.8-rc1-mm1 [and alsa xrun debugging]

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Fri Jul 16 10:25:10 EDT 2004

after reading lee's email i had to try this kernel.. so i went over to www.de.kernel.org, grabbed 2.6.8-rc1 and patched it up with this patch: 


On first sight it looks very good. many of the sporadic xruns i experienced with jack in RT mode are gone. even a "find /" parallel to a "make bzImage" seems not to provoke any xruns [i use ext3]. But: i use fluxbox and it supports desktop wheeling [switching desktop via scrollwheel - very handy] and doing this excessively and rapidly provokes xruns easily. Also starting mozilla just provoked an xrun..

Well to provie more detailed info i thought i'd turn on xrun tracing. So here are the steps i took:

1] enabled debugging in the alsa drivers [i did that when i built the 2.6.8rc1mm1 kernel and the included alsa modules.

2] mango:/home/tapas# echo 1 > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/xrun_debug 
   mango:/home/tapas# echo 1 > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/xrun_debug 

3] started jackd -R -d alsa -p 512 and provoked xruns, but the traces are nowhere to be found.. where should i look? /var/log/messages - nothin; /var/log/debug - nothing; /var/log/dmesg - nothing.. Maybe i'm just stooopid here.. Please enlighten me.


Palimm Palimm!

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