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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH] no mmap for alsa

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] no mmap for alsa
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 19:41:31 +0200
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this is the last patch necessary to get pcm alsa running for i386-apps
on ppc.

Alsa does some fancy magic with mmap to share information with the
kernel. This is completely fine as long as we're talking about
arch(kernel) == arch(userspace), which apparently is not the case when
using qemu-user.
As a more or less hacky workaround on that I just disabled the mmap
calls alsa-lib uses to initiate communication with the kernel. If these
fail, alsa reverts to other means of communication which get converted.

Index: qemu/linux-user/mmap.c
--- qemu.orig/linux-user/mmap.c
+++ qemu/linux-user/mmap.c
@@ -152,6 +152,9 @@ static int mmap_frag(target_ulong real_s
     return 0;
+#define SNDRV_PCM_MMAP_OFFSET_STATUS  0x80000000;
+#define SNDRV_PCM_MMAP_OFFSET_CONTROL 0x81000000;
 /* NOTE: all the constants are the HOST ones */
 long target_mmap(target_ulong start, target_ulong len, int prot, 
                  int flags, int fd, target_ulong offset)
@@ -192,6 +195,17 @@ long target_mmap(target_ulong start, tar
+    /* Alsa tries to communcate with the kernel via mmap. This usually
+     * is a good idea when user- and kernelspace are running on the 
+     * same architecture but does not work out when not. To make alsa
+     * not to use mmap, we can just have it fail on the mmap calls that
+     * would initiate this.
+     */
+    if(offset == SNDRV_PCM_MMAP_OFFSET_STATUS || offset == 
+       errno = EINVAL;
+       return -1;
+    }
     if (offset & ~TARGET_PAGE_MASK) {
         errno = EINVAL;
         return -1;

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