Re: linux 2.0.5 -hangs- with sound module / sb16

Joshua E. Hill (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 13:39:49 -0700 (PDT)

> Well in 2.0.4, I found that when sound was compiled as a module,
> it would work the first time (including SB16 external MIDI). But,
> if you unloaded the module and reloaded (as Kerneld might do)
> then sound would not work (or not work properly).

I had this exact same problem just last night... I found that if I
didn't compile in the MIDI support, it worked just fine... I
have no idea why this works, but it fixed my problem...

I noticed that when I loaded the module, unloaded it, then loaded
it again (with any amount of time in the intrum) my machine locked.
When I ran an strace on a process that relied on kerneld to load and
unload the driver, the machine froze when /dev/dsp or /dev/audio was
opened. If I ran the insmod myself, strace revealed that the machine
froze on the sys_init_module call. That's about as far as I got.
I hope that helps.


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