Audio questions

Tom Albers tomalbers at
Mon Sep 24 19:11:02 CEST 2007


In the mail I received from Matthias Kretz, there were also some questions for us to answer.

> - For the 4.0 release I'd like to make libasound 1.0.14a a requirement (I just 
> installed 1.0.15rc2 and it fixes another crash for me *sigh*).

Is the requirement list already frozen?

> - (short version: lazy 
> symbol resolving in glibc is not threadsafe and can deadlock) This bug can 
> cause spurious deadlocks. If at all possible I'd like to see us requiring this 
> glibc version (the fix was posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2007 so perhaps there's a 
> bit of dreaming involved on my side...)

Anyone who can comment on this?

> - xine-lib behaves bad wrt. memory allocations. run e.g. mediaobjecttest in 
> valgrind --tool=massif
> - run "valgrind aplay -D default -f cd /dev/urandom" and see for yourself. :'(

Not sure what the question is, but can we bug anyone who can help Vir with this one?


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