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Subject[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 18/47] ALSA: seq: Degrade the error message for too many opens
3.19.8-ckt15 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Takashi Iwai <>

commit da10816e3d923565b470fec78a674baba794ed33 upstream.

ALSA OSS sequencer spews a kernel error message ("ALSA: seq_oss: too
many applications") when user-space tries to open more than the
limit. This means that it can easily fill the log buffer.

Since it's merely a normal error, it's safe to suppress it via
pr_debug() instead.

Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c b/sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c
index b0e32e1..e0c1834 100644
--- a/sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c
+++ b/sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@ snd_seq_oss_open(struct file *file, int level)

dp->index = i;
- pr_err("ALSA: seq_oss: too many applications\n");
+ pr_debug("ALSA: seq_oss: too many applications\n");
rc = -ENOMEM;
goto _error;
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