Is anything being done re: the pcm timeout issue?

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Mon Aug 9 11:40:14 PDT 2004

On 09-Aug-2004 Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 09), Conrad J. Sabatier said:
>> Sound has been broken now for I don't know how long.  My machine's
>> pcm device can be counted on to break, sometimes after only a very
>> short period of usage after a reboot (which is the only way to get
>> sound working again).
> Sound works fine for me on my Dell laptop (mss driver).  I do get a
> mutex-related panic on my desktop (sb16 driver), but haven't sent in
> the stack trace to anyone yet.

My problems are occurring on an amd64 box (Athlon 64) with the nVidia
nForce3 chipset (snd_ich driver).

Sounds works fine for a while, then suddenly I get a pcm play timeout,
and game over.  Have to reboot to get sound to work again.

Others have reported similar problems, but I've seen no followups
indicating anything is being done about it.

>> This is getting extremely frustrating.  Is anyone working on this at
>> all?

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> -- "In Unix veritas"

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