Package Details: oss 4.2_2017-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: oss
Description: Open Sound System UNIX audio architecture
Upstream URL:
Keywords: oss
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: libflashsupport-oss-git, libflashsupport-oss-nonfree, oss-git, oss-nonfree
Submitter: keenerd
Maintainer: alexdw
Last Packager: alexdw
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.057973
First Submitted: 2013-09-25 11:25
Last Updated: 2017-02-26 11:17

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alexdw commented on 2017-11-05 09:12

@erlhel: Did you manage to fix this?
Sorry for the slow response - I was moving home and don't have a 32 bit environment immediately available so would have to set one up to test this.

erlhel commented on 2017-09-23 15:24

I got a problem when starting oss.
From dmesg:
"osscore: Unknown symbol _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ (err 0)"
oss-nonfree worked.
Installed packages:
The system is 32 bit.

alexdw commented on 2017-02-26 11:18

Updated (4.2_2017-2) for new source package (17-Feb-2017):

@agrajag: Thank you for the new version notification.

alexdw commented on 2017-02-13 23:23

Updated (4.2_2017-1) for new release - OSS v4.2 Build 2017:

Thanks again to nuc for the notification.

alexdw commented on 2017-02-13 06:32

@nuc: Thank you for the new version notification; I'll update the AUR OSS packages (oss, oss-git, oss-nonfree) soon.

alexdw commented on 2016-12-22 16:04

@kgunders: As a (rather belated) update, I've submitted the patches as a merge request to the OSS git repo on SourceForge (, and (as far as I can tell) they have been accepted.

alexdw commented on 2016-12-21 23:26

Updated (4.2_2011-6) with a patch to make oss work with kernel 4.8 compiled with CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY (enabled by default for the Arch Linux kernel).

alexdw commented on 2016-12-21 17:06

Quick update - I've found that the issue with kernel 4.8 is the new CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY feature (more details in the oss forum thread: oss works with linux 4.8 if your kernel is compiled without CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY. I'll have a look at writing a patch to make it work with this feature (which is enabled by default for the Arch 4.8 kernel).

ratatat commented on 2016-11-12 22:35

@alexdw - Same exact thing here (just so you know). Thanks for all your work!

alexdw commented on 2016-10-31 00:19

Confirmed broken for me with kernel 4.8.4 (possibly all 4.8) - osstest causes segmentation fault with any of the oss packages (oss, oss-git, oss-nonfree). I might not have too much time to investigate at the moment, but for a start have posted a topic on the OSS forums:

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