[asterisk-dev] Asterisk goes Spatial Conferencing: the STEAK project
dennis.guse at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Fri Dec 23 05:42:49 CST 2016
The final three patches are now on Gerrit:
4654 fails to build as it requires libsndfile (which is not present to
Finally, we will port our opus changes (ie. stereo) to
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:20 PM, Richard Mudgett <rmudgett at digium.com>
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Joshua Colp <jcolp at digium.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 25, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Dennis Guse wrote:
>> > Hey guys,
>> > we continued working on our largest changeset: https://gerrit.
>> > asterisk.org/#/c/3524/
>> > Besides the copyright of HRTFs (still under investigation from our
>> > the only issue on our side is the introduced `settings_lock` (defined in
>> > bridge.h:254).
>> > This lock is used in addition to the bridge-lock in bridge_softmix:1093.
>> > The issue the settings_lock solves is that during bridge startup
>> > (actually
>> > `softmix_mixing_thread()`) we need to know the configuration parameters
>> > (is
>> > binaural active or not?).
>> > Since the startup of the mixing thread and parsing the configuration is
>> > asynchronous (at least our understanding: we saw race conditions), we
>> > the 2nd lock to wait until configuration information is available before
>> > really starting the mixing thread.
>> > We could avoid introducing the settings_lock by repeatedly checking in
>> > the
>> > mixing loop.
>> > However, this doesn't sound like a good idea...
>> > Thus, a bridge now has two locks (ast_bridge_lock and the
>> > which is some overengineering.
>> > Is there a better solution to addressing this issue?
>> Without changing things such that settings and attributes could be
>> passed in during the bridge creation or making bridge creation a two
>> stage process (both of which are larger changes than I'd like to see) I
>> don't see a way to do this during bridge creation. Is it possible to
>> check in the bridge loop to see that binaural has been enabled but not
>> set up and set it up? This should not impact the mixing loop a large
>> amount during normal operation and overcomes the problem that the
>> settings_lock has right now. It would also allow API control to toggle
>> binaural on/off at a bridge level.
> The new settings lock is not necessary. You can simply defer the binarual
> initialization to when the first channel enters the bridge. The
> confbridge bridge
> is created and the binarual active option is set before any channels could
> possibly enter the bridge. The softmix_mixing_thread() will either not
> started yet or be waiting for the first channel to join.
> If the first channel has joined before the softmix_mixing_thread() has
> then you initialize the binarual data as you do currently.
> If the softmix_mixing_thread() is waiting for the first channel to join
> then it
> is in the ast_cond_wait() because bridge->num_active is zero.
> You just need to protect against initializing more than once. The
> can be done completely inside the bridge_softmix technology using the
> technology's private data to remember it.
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