Re: dmix problems with analog out (HDMI out works fine with dmix)

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At Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:22:39 -0400,
Robert Krakora wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:36 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > At Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:29:05 -0400,
> > Robert Krakora wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I am using ALSA 1.0.24 with the attached asound.conf.  I am attempting to
> > > share (mix) the analog output between Asterisk and aplay.  However, when
> > > Asterisk is running, my application throws an error when attempting to
> > play
> > > a wave file via aplay.  If I stop Asterisk, aplay plays the wave file
> > just
> > > fine.  If I remove the asound.conf file, Asterisk and aplay are both
> > happy
> > > and share the analog output just find with the default ALSA dmix
> > > implementation.  However, we need this asound.conf to work for us for
> > other
> > > reasons.  What is wrong with it.  I have even tried replacing dmix with
> > > dshare and get the same bad behavior.  We are running CentOS 6.0.  As a
> > > caveat, I am attempting to use dmix with analog audio.  If I use it with
> > > HDMI audio, it works flawlessly (same asound.conf with tweek to specify
> > > HDMI).  Thanks in advance for your help.
> > >
> > > [root@devkrakorar snd]# su silentm -c "aplay -Dplug:dmixer
> > > /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_
> > > Center.wav"
> > > ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1293:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p' failed
> > > (-22): Invalid argument
> > >
> > > ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1068:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
> > > aplay: main:660: audio open error: Invalid argument
> > > [root@devkrakorar snd]#
> >
> > Looks like the open of HD-audio stream failed by some reason.
> > When you open via aplay, is the corresponding stream already opened
> > by another?  Take a look at /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/sub0/* files.
> >
> > Also, try the latest alsa-driver snapshot in
> >   ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/tiwai/snapshot/
> >
> >
> > Takashi
> >
> 
> Hi Takashi,
> 
> Thanks for the quick response.  Yes, the HD-audio stream open fails because
> Asterisk has previously opened it.  aplay cannot open it (error -22).

-22 is -EINVAL, and it's not -EBUSY or -EAGAIN.  If a blocking open is
the problem, it should have been -EAGAIN or such.
That is, usually something conflicts with the opened stream.


Takashi

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