Delay warnings when using USB audio on the Raspberry Pi

My kernel.log and debug log files had grown to over 2 GBytes each. This was due to log messages of this kind:

delay: estimated 0, actual 133

As another blog stated, this can be fixed by adding a parameter to the sound-usb-audio module of Alsa. So I did the same thing, creating a file /etc/modprobe.d/snd_usb_audio.conf with this content:

options snd-usb-audio nrpacks=1

After restarting Alsa or a reboot, the problems were gone, the logfiles kept small.

One thought on “Delay warnings when using USB audio on the Raspberry Pi”

  1. Nive one Arne, fixed my USB dac logging, and saved me a lot of time and digging. Lucky you put the fix on your blog as the link is currently broken. I only really noticed it as rsyslog was taking 10% cpu.
    An alsa restart didnt do it for me, but a reboot did.
    The logs are stored at /var/log

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