Bug report: sound playback slow-down/speed-up

From: Paulus Esterhazy
Date: Sat Dec 06 2003 - 07:53:33 EST


after switching to 2.6.0-test10 using acpi, I'm experiencing strange sound artefacts when
playing music on my Sony-notebook using the alsa intel8x0-driver. Whereas it
all works ok and I don't get any error messages, sound playback seems to
slow down or speed up occasionally, i.e. an mp3 file plays normally, then it
sounds as if the frequency goes up resulting in a higher-pitched voice etc., then
I get strange noises, then it works again as expected. This is not dependant to the
used output (alsa/OSSemu). I also disabled the cpufreq option, which didn't
change much. The problem didn't exist in 2.4.x where the alsa driver worked flawlessly;
I didn't update to -test11 as I didn't see any related changes.

I include some system info:

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Sony Corporation: Unknown device 80fa
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
I/O ports at 18c0 [size=64]

The only relevant kernel messages (as far as I get tell):
kernel: intel8x0: clocking to 48000
Modules Loaded vfat fat ppp_deflate zlib_deflate zlib_inflate bsd_comp ppp_async hsfmc97ali hsfmc97via hsfmc97ich hsfpcibasic2 hsfserial serial_core hsfengine hsfosspec hsfsoar ipv6 radeon irda snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq nls_iso8859_1 ntfs snd_intel8x0 snd_ac97_codec snd_mpu401_uart snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm snd_page_alloc snd_timer snd_mixer_oss snd soundcore uhci_hcd pppox ppp_generic slhc sd_mod visor usbserial usb_storage scsi_mod thermal processor fan button battery ac e100 agpgart hid usbkbd usbcore

I can supply further information if needed.
Please CC me for replies as I am not subscribed to the kernel mailing list.

Paulus Esterhazy

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