ALSA: jack: Fix endless loop at unique index detection
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Takashi Iwai June 26, 2015, 5:04 a.m. UTC
While the commit [d0a601c278de: ALSA: jack: Fix the id uniqueness
check] fixes the wrong string check, it leads to a worse result -- the
loop in get_available_index() goes into an endless loop.  The cause is
that snd_ctl_find_id() returns the object assigned to the numid if
it's set.  Thus it points to the previous entry again.

This patch clears the numid field for the next call properly.

Reported-and-tested-by: Tomáš Pružina <>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
 sound/core/ctljack.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/sound/core/ctljack.c b/sound/core/ctljack.c
index 9149a4aefa95..84a3cd683068 100644
--- a/sound/core/ctljack.c
+++ b/sound/core/ctljack.c
@@ -41,8 +41,11 @@  static int get_available_index(struct snd_card *card, const char *name)
 	strlcpy(, name, sizeof(;
-	while (snd_ctl_find_id(card, &sid))
+	while (snd_ctl_find_id(card, &sid)) {
+		/* reset numid; otherwise snd_ctl_find_id() hits this again */
+		sid.numid = 0;
+	}
 	return sid.index;