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SubjectRe: [PATCH] update for ALi Audio Driver (0.14.10)
> Why?  Hardware semaphores are notorious for causing hangs.  Nobody is 
> sharing the hardware under Linux, so I think we should enable access on
> init, and not disable access until driver close. IMO the mixer should
> be guarded by a Linux kernel semaphore... I have a patch from Thomas
> Sailer (I think) lying around somewhere that does just that to the via
> audio driver. Maybe we can adapt it.
> (I cc'd this little detail, in my ali/trident.c patch review, to you)

So add a timeout to it ?
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