Updated alsa-utils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The alsa-utils package contains command line utilities for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).
Due to an incorrect configuration of the alsaloop utility from the alsa-utils package, high CPU usage occurred when using alsaloop. This also affected the alsa-delay script, which uses alsaloop for the configurable audio delay functionality. With this update, the alsaloop function has been reconfigured. As a result, the CPU usage is now optimized when alsaloop is used.
All users of alsa-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.