kern/31445: [sound] [patch] cat > /dev/audio fails for sounds > 4KB

Ariff Abdullah ariff at
Sat Nov 12 05:00:31 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR kern/31445; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ariff Abdullah <ariff at>
To: bug-followup at
Cc: FBSD lists member <7c3b40e4 at>
Subject: Re: kern/31445: [sound] [patch] cat > /dev/audio fails for
 sounds > 4KB
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 12:52:49 +0800

 On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 01:20:18 GMT
 FBSD lists member <7c3b40e4 at> wrote:
 >  Assuming the above-mentioned "-current" referenced by netchild is
 >  in 6.0 RELEASE, I believe this PR was incorrectly
 >  (unthinkingly/disrespectfully?) closed.
 You should have known that "-current" does mean "7". "6" is on its way
 to become "-stable".
 >  I have installed 6.0 on a box here and performed the test described
 >  in my previous comment on this PR.
 >  I added snd_driver_load and sound_load to /boot/loader.conf, and
 >  I downloaded/built sox from /usr/ports.
 >  I repeated the test described in my previous comment.  (The
 > files do not seem to be available now.)
 >  To make sure that the bug is not in sox, I also tried the same
 >  test using wavplay.
 >  The results are the same from both userland programs.  The short
 >  files are still either truncated or completely omitted.
 Would you kindly repeat that test after applying patch from ? Since you're using 'RELEASE', the
 appropriate patch is snd_RELENG_6_0_20051108_059.diff. It contains
 massive fixes, which unfortunately did not made its way into RELENG_6
 by the time of 6.0-RELEASE.
 Part of the discussion (simmilar PR) can be found at
 >  I request that this PR be re-opened.  And, of course, I
 >  request that the bug be fixed.  I again offer to work on
 >  it, if given some guidance.
 Ariff Abdullah

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