Subject: Re: kern/23803: audio device dies (cmpci)
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From: Christian Biere <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/19/2003 20:26:55
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> It doesn't die for me (1.6ZF) so far, but it stutters.

Maybe that's a long-standing *hardware* problem I'm having, too.
See below.

> That happens after some minutes of watching stuff in mplayer,
> not always the same time.

No, mplayer works fine besides sometimes broken or damaged
videos which have sync-problem. As mentioned in the PR, the
audio hardware *never* died in the middle of playing something
but only at or short before the end.
> It only happened after I added a SATA card, so I thought

In my case it's the PCI graphics adapter. I'm not sure whether
it's caused by the audio, the video hardware or the mainboard
itself. During certain video operations mainly bit blitting
the audio sounds like a jet flying through a tube. It's probably
related to grabbing too much time on the PCI bus. Anyway, this
problem has always been there and I don't assume it's related
to the PR.

I haven't changed my hardware for several month now. The only
thing with might be of concern WRT interrupts is the fact, that
I switched from a ISA- to an ACPI-based kernel.