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Bug#596478: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: asfxload fails and gives "unknow cmd" in syslog

On Sat, 2010-09-11 at 23:10 +0200, Carmen Cru wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-21
> Severity: normal
> When I type the command "asfxload /usr/share/midi/soundfonts/8MBGMSFX.SF2"
> It fails saying "No Emux synth hwdep device is found"
> But /proc/asound/hwdep contains : "02-02: Emux WaveTable"
> At the same time, I get following line in /var/log/syslog :
> "Sep 11 22:24:06 max kernel: [ 1610.904286] ioctl32(asfxload:3315): 
> Unknown cmd fd(3) cmd(80044880){t:'H';sz:4} arg(ff94ec2c) on 
> /dev/snd/hwC2D2"

It looks like the kernel is missing a 32-to-64-bit conversion for this
specific operation, which is needed when running an i386 executable on
an amd64 kernel.  Can you check whether the amd64 build of asfxload
works?  (You'll need to use dpkg --force-architecture to install an
amd64 package.)


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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