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aplay (ALSA) hangs randomly when CPU frequency changes

Question asked by Anton Vogl on Apr 24, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2014 by lategoodbye



on my battery-based i.MX28 board  with SGTL5000 codec  and kernel I change the cpu frequency on the fly (for powersave purposes).

The used soundsystem is ALSA.


All works fine and I can play any wave file with "aplay".

But if the CPU frequency changes while "aplay" is playing, sometimes "aplay" stops.

In  this case the status of the "aplay" process is S (sleeping).


To change the CPU frequency I use the follwoing commands:


echo  performance > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/scaling_governor 

echo  powersave > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/scaling_governor


Any idea?