[ale] aplay runs amok

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 25 10:19:05 EST 2004

Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 06:12, Geoffrey wrote:
>>Jeff Hubbs wrote:
>>>On my Mandrake 9.1/KDE machine, aplay seems to take the CPU to 100% even
>>>though it's not doing anything.  I can kill it but it restarts after a
>>>few minutes.  I can't tell what I might be doing to make this happen,
>>>but nothing less than a restart of KDE seems to be required to make it
>>>stop and stay stopped.  Anyone know what causes this?
>>I wasn't aware of the toy, but I just fired it up with a wav file, no 
>>problems.  Are you saying it's just running without being invoked?
>>I don't see any kind of daemon option, I don't know why it would be 
>>running without being invoked.
> Right.  Something's invoking it and it freaks.

Can you run ps and trace the ownership via pid to the process that is 
invoking it?

'ps axl' will provide PPID.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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