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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: [s] USB-soundcard not detected by alsa after kernel upgrade Reply with quote

I have audio working just fine on 4.12, but when upgrading to 4.14, all audio disappears.

Pulling and plugging the usb-soundcard back in yields:

Code:
kernel: [  356.972556] usb 3-12: USB disconnect, device number 5
kernel: [  358.329144] usb 3-12: new full-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
kernel: [  358.456068] usb 3-12: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=17a0
kernel: [  358.456071] usb 3-12: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
kernel: [  358.456073] usb 3-12: Product: USB Advanced Audio Device
kernel: [  358.456074] usb 3-12: Manufacturer: C-Media Electronics Inc.
kernel: [  358.457198] input: C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-12/3-12:1.3/0003:0B05:17A0.0005/input/input8
kernel: [  358.509309] hid-generic 0003:0B05:17A0.0005: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device] on usb-0000:00:14.0-12/input3
mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 6: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-12"
mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 6 was not an MTP device


So the kernel appears to correctly identify the card. However at higher levels the card doesn't appear to exist.
Code:
# aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server

Code:
# ls /sys/class/sound/
seq  sequencer  sequencer2  timer


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you updated alsa and pulseaudio too? i don't know if it's normal for USB audio, but that looks like it's only loading an input portion of the device? I just compile audio device driver as module and let udev load it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blopsalot wrote:
have you updated alsa and pulseaudio too? i don't know if it's normal for USB audio, but that looks like it's only loading an input portion of the device? I just compile audio device driver as module and let udev load it.


I haven't recompiled any particular packages, but I suppose it could be worthwhile trying. ALSA is mostly in the kernel, right? So that would be upgraded as part of that.

Here's the kernel log when it works. The mtp-probe bit is missing, not sure what that means or if it's important.

Code:
kernel: [    1.625965] usb 3-12: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
kernel: [    1.754780] usb 3-12: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=17a0
kernel: [    1.755320] usb 3-12: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
kernel: [    1.755790] usb 3-12: Product: USB Advanced Audio Device
kernel: [    1.756250] usb 3-12: Manufacturer: C-Media Electronics Inc.
kernel: [    1.757347] input: C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-12/3-12:1.3/0003:0B05:17A0.0004/input/input7
kernel: [    1.810065] hid-generic 0003:0B05:17A0.0004: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device] on usb-0000:00:14.0-12/input3


Code:
# ls /sys/class/sound/
audio2  card0  card2  controlC0  controlC2  dsp2  hwC0D0  mixer   mixer2  pcmC2D0c  pcmC3D0p  sequencer   timer
audio3  card1  card3  controlC1  controlC3  dsp3  hwC1D0  mixer1  mixer3  pcmC3D0c  seq       sequencer2
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok yeah, reinstalling alsa and/or pulseaudio probably will not help. from my experience nowadays, as long as you compile audio device drivers as modules, alsa and udev figure it out, and it "just works"
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made another attempt at upgrading to 4.14 today, now with 4.14.23, and with that version, audio appears to work fine, so I guess it was driver bug caused by a meltdown/spectre patch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argh. I've been running 4.14.27 for a while. 4.14.34 broke audio again. Now I tried upgrading to 4.14.47, and still no audio. :(

Code:
# cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.14.47-gentoo (root@traxex) (gcc version 6.4.0 (Gentoo 6.4.0-r1 p1.3)) #1 SMP Tue Jun 5 09:20:05 CEST 2018
# ls /sys/class/sound/
seq  sequencer  sequencer2  timer
# aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server


Excerpt from messages where various usb-devices come up:
Code:
[    1.512658] usb 3-6: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=0779
[    1.513245] usb 3-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    1.513798] usb 3-6: Product: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000
[    1.514340] usb 3-6: Manufacturer: Microsoft
[    1.516510] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000 (045e:0779)
[    1.519886] input: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000: Mi as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-6/3-6:1.0/input/input6
[    1.635013] usb 3-12: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[    1.641995] random: lvm: uninitialized urandom read (4 bytes read)
[    1.761811] usb 3-12: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=17a0
[    1.762505] usb 3-12: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[    1.763054] usb 3-12: Product: USB Advanced Audio Device
[    1.763581] usb 3-12: Manufacturer: C-Media Electronics Inc.
[    1.764681] input: C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-12/3-12:1.3/0003:0B05:17A0.0004/input/input7
[    1.817123] hid-generic 0003:0B05:17A0.0004: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device] on usb-0000:00:14.0-12/input3



And on a the last working version:
Code:
# cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.14.27-gentoo (root@traxex) (gcc version 6.4.0 (Gentoo 6.4.0-r1 p1.3)) #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 22:42:41 CET 2018
# ls /sys/class/sound/
audio2  audio3  card2  card3  controlC2  controlC3  dsp2  dsp3  mixer2  mixer3  pcmC2D0c  pcmC3D0c  pcmC3D0p  seq  sequencer  sequencer2  timer
# aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server
sysdefault:CARD=Device
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    Front speakers
surround21:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Device,DEV=0
    USB Advanced Audio Device, USB Audio                                                                                                                                                                         
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output

And the kernel logs:
Code:
[    1.515764] usb 3-6: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=0779
[    1.516418] usb 3-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    1.517050] usb 3-6: Product: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000
[    1.517664] usb 3-6: Manufacturer: Microsoft
[    1.519981] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000 (045e:0779)
[    1.523445] input: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-3000: Mi as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-6/3-6:1.0/input/input6
[    1.576232] random: crng init done
[    1.638010] usb 3-12: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[    1.764816] usb 3-12: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=17a0
[    1.765360] usb 3-12: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[    1.765872] usb 3-12: Product: USB Advanced Audio Device
[    1.766385] usb 3-12: Manufacturer: C-Media Electronics Inc.
[    1.767513] input: C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-12/3-12:1.3/0003:0B05:17A0.0004/input/input7
[    1.820128] hid-generic 0003:0B05:17A0.0004: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media Electronics Inc. USB Advanced Audio Device] on usb-0000:00:14.0-12/input3

Other than a minor re-ordering thing, I see no difference. :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What patch in the later 4.14.x kernels broke audio for you? Has this been reported upstream so that it can be reverted?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
What patch in the later 4.14.x kernels broke audio for you? Has this been reported upstream so that it can be reverted?

I wish I knew! I suppose I could work out which release it was with relative ease since I have known working and not working versions, but how would I take it from there?
While I'm familiar with using git bisect, the prospect of bisecting the largest software project in the world seems... daunting.

Any tips for me?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Git bisect is the preferred solution here. Since you will be bisecting in the stable series, your experience should be relatively straightforward. Generally, stable series have no build-breaking patches in them, nor known backports of anything that causes serious stability problems. Bisecting -rc series kernels during the merge window can be somewhat more exciting.
Code:
$ git bisect start
$ git bisect good v4.14.27
$ git bisect bad v4.14.34
# Git now picks an intermediate commit for you to test.
# Build and test the commit it picked.
# If that commit has working audio, run: git bisect good
# If that commit has non-working audio, run: git bisect bad
# Git will now pick another intermediate commit.
# Build and test the commit it picked.
# Repeat until a specific commit is identified as bad.
Then report the bad commit. Include in your report the commit ID of the bad commit (in stable), the commit ID upstream from which the bad stable commit was backported, a description of the hardware which fails in "bad" kernels, and the usual expected/actual results block. Since you will have generated one, including the git bisect log might be helpful, just to show your work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit: Argh, going back to the vanilla kernel 27, the device files don't appear there either, so probably I accidentally booted 27-gentoo when I checked initially. I'll have to go back to the drawing board. I suppose I'll start by checking that the config is correct.

I've finally gotten around to doing this. I've cloned git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git, I checked out both
v4.14.27 and v.4.14.34 and built those, confirming that I see the same behavior as with gentoo-sources, looking at /sys/class/sound/.
Then I've essentially iterated over this a number of times:

Code:
sudo bash -c 'ls /sys/class/sound/' # Check if the expected number of devices show up.
cd projects/linux-stable/
git bisect bad
make && sudo bash -c 'mount /boot/; make install && grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg'
sudo reboot


Unfortunately, this leads me to 76fbc152cd8c95369b0527b5d5cb1e166033ab84, which is a network related commit, and also happens to be the very first commit after the version bump to 4.14.27. Since the commit doesn't appear to be even remotely audio-related, I suspect I've done something wrong, thought I don't know what that would be.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not a smart person...

Occams razor make its entrance:
After starting over, I realized that I had snd-usb-audio=m, and I hadn't installed the modules. :(
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