Bug 443537 - kernel: ALSA sound/core/pcm_lib.c:154: BUG:
Summary: kernel: ALSA sound/core/pcm_lib.c:154: BUG:
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaroslav Kysela
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 448383 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-22 01:48 UTC by Richard Hitt
Modified: 2013-01-13 14:02 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:00:50 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output of "lspck -vnn" as requested by cebbert (5.94 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-25 07:35 UTC, Richard Hitt
no flags Details
output of 'lspci -vnn' as requested by cebbert (5.94 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-25 07:38 UTC, Richard Hitt
no flags Details
lspci output and messages log (25.49 KB, application/x-gzip)
2008-06-08 19:06 UTC, IBBoard
no flags Details

Description Richard Hitt 2008-04-22 01:48:37 UTC
Description of problem:
PulseAudio Volume Control causes kernel bug when I open it during a youtube
playback under Firefox3.0-0.54.beta5.fc9 as on Fedora 9 Live prerelease.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
1. Install Fedora 9 i686 Live on a USB key and boot.
2. Bring up Firefox
3. Surf to youtube.
4. Search Vivaldi Mandolin, choose Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto - Evan Marshall and
Scott Gates
5. Note that flash needs installing, follow the steps and it will install, open
another Firefox window and do "about:plugins" to get Firefox to know, in the
youtube window do Control-R to retry.
6. Note there is no sound, at least not on my HP ze5250 laptop
7. Do Alt-F1 -> Sound & Video -> PulseAudio Volume Control
8. Note in /var/log/messages that the text in the above abstract has appeared.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Oops, see above.  Reproducible every time.
Actual results:
See above

Expected results:
Sound plays in the youtube video (by the way, picture is fine already) and no
kernel error message occurs when PulseAudio Volume Control is brought up.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-22 19:55:33 UTC
We need to see the complete message. Can you run the 'dmesg' command after the
error occurs and upload the result?

Comment 2 Richard Hitt 2008-04-23 12:49:35 UTC
The dmesg command shows six occurrences of the following, on six consecutive lines:

ALSA sound/core/pcm_lib.c:154: BUG: stream = 0, pos = 0x1138, buffer size =
0x1138, period size = 0x44e

No more detail is shown by the dmesg command than this.  Hope it helps.

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-25 03:51:35 UTC
What kind of sound hardware is it? Can you post the output of 'lspci -vnn'?

Comment 4 Richard Hitt 2008-04-25 07:35:50 UTC
Created attachment 303747 [details]
Output of "lspck -vnn" as requested by cebbert

Comment 5 Richard Hitt 2008-04-25 07:38:08 UTC
Created attachment 303749 [details]
output of 'lspci -vnn' as requested by cebbert

Comment 6 Richard Hitt 2008-05-06 20:25:26 UTC
Sorry I didn't know to change status to ASSIGNED after I provided the requested
information.  (I'd thought it would happen automatically, I guess.)  Is this right?

Comment 7 Richard Hitt 2008-05-07 07:26:13 UTC
Sorry I didn't know to change status to ASSIGNED after I provided the requested
information.  (I'd thought it would happen automatically, I guess.)  Is this right?

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:54:21 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 9 Chuck Ebbert 2008-06-06 09:48:31 UTC
*** Bug 448383 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 IBBoard 2008-06-08 19:06:28 UTC
Created attachment 308660 [details]
lspci output and messages log

Comment 11 IBBoard 2008-06-08 19:11:09 UTC
Oooops, forgot the comment:

I'm getting similar problems with any audio (I mainly use Exaile) and a
Soundblaster card. The position changes with each line, and using OSS instead of
ALSA/Pulse Audio means I can have sound, but I'd rather use Pulse Audio.

Attached is the "lspci -vnn"  for my machine and the contents of the
/var/log/messages from boot to the point I took it (not long after logging in).

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:21:07 UTC
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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:00:50 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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