[mythtv-users] Deadlock was Re: HD thin client?

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Thu Jan 31 23:49:06 UTC 2008

>Check the audio settings. I found that on the and the
> kernels using alsa was causing deadlocks and kernel
>oops. The systems are Epia M10Ks. Setting the audio to use /dev/dsp
>eliminated the problems and reduced cpu usage to less than half of what
>it was doing. This was with SD rather than HD. There may actually be
>additional variables (pulseaudio comes to mind) that contributed to the
>problem but I have not yet investigated completely.

Thanks for reminding me about audio and deadlocks. I did try some 
audio changes awhile back including using an external USB device 
instead of the built-in device. I need to re-test again using 
/dev/dsp instead of alsa.

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