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Subjectvia82cxxx_audio - bad latency

i think somethings gone wrong with via82cxxx_audio. Playing anything
through it seems to cause massive latency in apps like xmms, esd,
asmixer, etc.. anything to do with playing or mixer levels suddenly
takes a minute or more to respond.

It didn't always do this, and when it started happening i assumed it
was either something bad in esd or xmms (which i tend to upgrade a
lot). However it still happens when esd is disabled. eg, i use mpg123
to play an mp3 file, and asmixer doesn't change the volume till a
minute or two after i moused it.

if i SIGSTOP mpg123, asmixer immediately becomes responsive again and
implements the pending volume change, as soon i SIGCONT mpg123,
asmixer becomes very unresponsive again.

same thing with esd, if i STOP mpg123, other apps like esd and
non-esd mixers become responsive, soon as i start playing again they
go unresponsive.

same thing with playing from esd applications, everything inlcuding
the playing app itself (eg xmms) is unresponsive, if i STOP it, the
mixers instantly become responsive, soon as i CONT the playing app
everything is "dead" again.

kernel is test12-final. AMD K7, Asus K7M board

[root@fogarty /root]# lspci -vv -s 00:04.5
00:04.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686
[Apollo Super AC97/Audio] (rev 21)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 800d
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium
>TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at d000 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at cc00 [size=4]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

[root@fogarty /root]# cat /proc/interrupts
0: 1064556 XT-PIC timer
1: 18405 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
3: 904332 XT-PIC eth0
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
10: 75896 XT-PIC BusLogic BT-958, via82cxxx
12: 278174 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 3258 XT-PIC ide0
15: 387918 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
ERR: 0

the via is sharing an interrupt, though normally the buslogic is not
being used. (the interrupt sharing has been there a lot longer than
this problem)

i don't have the /proc/driver/via.... files that the docs mention.

Paul Jakma
PGP5 key:
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, for if you hit a man
with a plowshare, he's going to know he's been hit.

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