[meta-freescale] pulseaudio makes system unstable

Alexander Shashkevych alex at stunpix.com
Tue Nov 25 08:52:32 PST 2014

>>> I reproduced the 'Illegal instruction' crashes you mention when using HDMI
>>> audio -- not only with `pulsesink' but also with `alsasink' depending on
>>> other unrelated particularities of the test-- but the problem disappeared as
>>> soon as I switched to the sgtl5000 audio.
>> I've tried to use different pulse sinks and I see that it behaves a
>> bit differently, but still unstable. Sometimes pavucontrol closes
>> unexpectedly, sometimes desktop closes, sometimes pulse server stops
>> and once pulse server stops, gstreamer can't connect again to newly
>> started instance of server and so on. Very strange and unpredictable.
>> But once I'm starting to use alsa device from gstreamer - everything
>> plays. Looks like pulseaudio is incompatible with hardware. Not sure
>> where to move further.
> May [1] be related with your problems?
> [1] http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/tree/sound/soc/fsl/imx-hdmi-dma.c?h=imx_3.10.31_1.1.0_beta2#n289

Interesting. I've found same #ifdefs in yocto branch I'm using with
kernel 3.10.17, but there is no #define that disables  neon's dma for
hdmi, so I'll define it and recompile.

Thank you!


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