[pulseaudio-discuss] aplay getting stuck in pulseaudio sometimes

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Mar 6 17:01:55 PST 2008

Jim Duda wrote:
> I'm running pulseaudio 0.9.6.  I use aplay to play the output of the 
> festival voice sythesis program.  Many times (once or twice a day), I 
> find that aplay is running at 100% cpu and appears stuck or spinning.  I 
> have to kill the program in order for more audio to be played.  I've 
> only seen this since I've been using pulseaudio (which I really like).
> Can anyone explain what might be happening?

I guess there is a locking issue somewhere... 0.9.6 is quite out of date
now. Try 0.9.9.

Also you can use paplay as a drop in replacement for aplay with
pulseaudio which may crash less for you.


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