Bug#476766: linux-image-2.6.24-1-alpha-generic: Alpha using sound driver causes kernel OOPS
Justification: breaks the whole system
Playing a sound file via alsa sound devices for the second time causes mmio related kernel OOPS on certain Alpha architectures. Observed on miata (PWS600au) while playing via onboard es1888/7 sound chips and on Tsunami (XP1000) when playing sound through certain sound cards (but onboard es1888 seems to work okay!). Rated the bug as critical as it causes kernel OOPS and often takes out the complete system. This issue is fixed in kernel 2.6.25. Patch is available as commit c143d43aa3149b83e4b40624a27aa2b18638afec in Linus' git tree. Would be nice to have this patch applied if 2.6.24 is going to be released in Etch+half and Lenny.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Kernel: Linux 126.96.36.199
Locale: LANG=en_NZ, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.24-1-alpha-generic depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.20 Debian configuration management sy
ii initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.91e tools for generating an initramfs
ii module-init-tools 3.4-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
linux-image-2.6.24-1-alpha-generic recommends no packages.
-- debconf information excluded