On Tuesday 24 February 2004 10:27 am, Don Lewis wrote:
> On 24 Feb, Jun Kuriyama wrote:
> > I got this warning on my current box:
> > malloc() of "256" with the following non-sleepable locks held:
> > exclusive sleep mutex pcm0 (sound cdev) r = 0 (0xc73e63c0) locked @
> > dev/sound/pcm/dsp.c:213
> > I think there is no need to wait in vchan_create(). If kernel does
> > not have resources to return small 256 bytes memory for sound device,
> > we are not in the situation to care whether sound is played correctly
> > or not...
> There are a bunch more problems with the "sound cdev" mutex, many of
> which can't be fixed by this type of change unless having sporadic sound
> system failures due to temporary malloc() failures is acceptable.
> I currently have some patches for the channel mutexes that are
> undergoing testing. Once these have been committed, I'll take another
> look at the "sound cdev" mutex. My current thought is to convert most
> uses of it to a lockmgr lock.
Eek, why not a sx lock if you must go to a sleepable lock?
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