On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 05:35:40AM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Maybe it should be self tuning according to the speed of the data.
> I don't understand why the hwptr would go backwards due to system load.. 
> if this is an underflow, then the message should say so...

Just FYI, I also get this behaviour with my SB 64 AWE ISA PnP card and a
recent -CURRENT. The 'hwptr went backwards' messages are triggered most often
by heavy disk access (esp CVS operations), compiles and using the Linux
emulation, but sometimes by using the mouse on the console as well (this is
a serial mouse) Of course, bloated software makes things worse, so
RealPlayer is a really bad offender.

The messages did not start with SMPNG but got a *lot* more frequent in the
last couple of weeks, making listening to mp3-s a real annoyance during any
more serious system activity. (Earlier, ie in the early fall and in the
summer) these messages were almost never seen while in console mode, but
only with X and RealPlayer messing things up.

The sound card works fine otherwise. (have not tried recording.)

(just my HUF 0.02:-)

Szilveszter ADAM
Szeged University
Szeged Hungary

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