Bug 622 - ALSA Choppy During Thing Like Window Changes
Summary: ALSA Choppy During Thing Like Window Changes
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sound(ALSA) (show other bugs)
Hardware: i386 Linux
: P2 normal
Assignee: Zwane Mwaikambo
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-23 08:25 UTC by Pat Suwalski
Modified: 2003-07-16 23:25 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Kernel Version: 2.5.68 and 2.5.67
Regression: ---
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Description Pat Suwalski 2003-04-23 08:25:06 UTC
Distribution: Gentoo
Hardware Environment: ALSA, 82801AA AC'97 Audio
Software Environment: Gnome
Problem Description:
When there is a short burst of high CPU usage, ALSA tends to skip for up to a
second. This has always worked fine with 2.4.x OSS.

Steps to reproduce:
Open anything that uses OSS-emulation with ALSA. Xine and XMMS are good
examples. Switch to windows that are pretty cpu intensive in drawing, say
Mozilla. The sound chops.
Comment 1 Zwane Mwaikambo 2003-06-20 14:35:26 UTC
Could you please add your .config? Also try building a kernel with
CONFIG_PREEMPT if you haven't already, i have personally noted that some boxes
stopped audio skipping with this enabled.

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