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How do I fix hanging audio in Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)?

When I playback audio using, for example, aplay, the first playback works fine. Subsequent playback will hang indefinitely. Several ctrl+c signals will restore playback for one additional play.

Reproduction steps:

(1) Download any wav: wget http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/wav/oboe-bassoon.wav

(2) Use aplay to playback the sound. First play works fine, sounds good:

$ aplay oboe-bassoon.wav
Playing WAVE 'oboe-bassoon.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate
48000 Hz, Stereo
^CAborted by signal Interrupt...
aplay: pcm_write:1939: write error: Interrupted system call

Second play hangs without any playback

$ aplay oboe-bassoon.wav
Playing WAVE 'oboe-bassoon.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate
48000 Hz, Stereo

I have tried loading PulseAudio daemon in verbose mode to see what might be going on. When the process hangs, I see:

D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] source.c: Processing rewind...

I also see a lot of these warnings:

D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] protocol-native.c: Implicit underrun of
'ALSA Playback'
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)
D: [alsa-sink-bcm2835 ALSA] sink.c: Found underrun 22784 bytes ago
(1792 bytes ahead in playback buffer)

Any ideas how to fix these hangs?

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