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SubjectRe: 2.4.21-pre3 kernel crash
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> > certain applications (gaim, macromedia flash player 6 for example), esd
> > gets itself into some kind of hung/blocked state. When this happens, I
> > need to kill esd and re-start it. Games and xmms work however. The
> > reason I ask about this is that the downloaded driver from the viaarena
> > works on a stock kernel without this glitch. Is this a known problem?
> >
> > The chip is a VT8235 and I'm happy that it mostly works in pre3 too. The
> > alsa driver reportedly works OK.
>
> hmmm, not a known problem to me. Alan?

I have an idea actually, and if so a quickfix for Arjan. What happens is

app -> open /dev/audio (gets the 6 channel audio)
app2 (esd) -> open /dev/audio1 (gets the secondary dsp)

or app2 opens /dev/audio and we have a close v open wakeup bug.

I will investigate both paths
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