Re: Re: was: Re: A reliable kernel panic (3.6.2) and system crashwhen visiting a particular website

From: Artem S. Tashkinov
Date: Sun Oct 21 2012 - 10:58:06 EST

> On Oct 21, 2012, Daniel Mack wrote:
> [Cc: alsa-devel]
> On 21.10.2012 14:30, Artem S. Tashkinov wrote:
> > On Oct 21, 2012, Daniel Mack wrote:
> >
> >> A hint at least. How did you enable the audio record exactly? Can you
> >> reproduce this with arecord?
> >>
> >> What chipset are you on? Please provide both "lspci -v" and "lsusb -v"
> >> dumps. As I said, I fail to reproduce that issue on any of my machines.
> >
> > All other applications can read from the USB audio without problems, it's
> > just something in the way Adobe Flash polls my audio input which causes
> > a crash.
> >
> > Just video capture (without audio) works just fine in Adobe Flash.
> Ok, so that pretty much rules out the host controller. I just wonder why
> I still don't see it here, and I haven't heard of any such problem from
> anyone else.
> Some more questions:
> - Which version of Flash are you running?

Google Chrome has its own version of Adobe Flash:

Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 11.4 r31

> - Does this also happen with Firefox?

No, Adobe Flash in Firefox is an older version (Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102), it shows
just two input devices instead of three which the newer Flash players sees.

* HDA Intel PCH
* USB Device 0x46d:0x81d

> - Does flash access the device directly or via PulseAudio?

PA is not installed on my computer, so Flash accesses it directly via ALSA calls.

> - Could you please apply the attached patch and see what it spits out to
> dmesg once Flash opens the device? It returns -EINVAL in the hw_params
> callback to prevent the actual streaming. On my machine with Flash
>, I get values of 2/44800/1/32768/2048/0, which seems sane.
> Or does your machine still crash before anything is written to the logs?

I will try it a bit later.

> > Only and only when I choose to use
> >
> > USB Device 0x46d:0x81d my system crashes in Adobe Flash.
> >
> > See the screenshot:
> >
> >
> When exactly does the crash happen? Right after you selected that entry
> from the list? There's a little recording level meter in that dialog.
> Does that show any input from the microphone?

Yes, right after I select it and move the mouse cursor away from this combobox
so that this selection becomes active.

> > My hardware information can be fetched from here:
> >
> >
> >
> > On a second thought that can be even an ALSA crash or pretty much
> > anything else.
> We'll see. Thanks for your help to sort this out!

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