Subject: Re: [ecasound] Ecasound chews up cpu
From: H. T. Hind (hirh_AT_comcast.net)
Date: Fri Oct 31 2003 - 02:29:33 EET
On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 09:52:36AM +0200, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, H. T. Hind wrote:
> > I start ecasound in daemon mode and load a file to get ecasound
> > to start writing to say 1.wav
> Does this also happen when not in daemon mode?
> > writing to say 2.wav. When I do this, ecasound starts eating up
> > cpu cycles and goes on to 99% from 7-8%.
> > -b:4096 -r:-1 -z:intbuf -z:db,1000000 -n:radio -X -z:noxruns
> Have you tried with smaller sizes of doublebuffering (for example
> -z:db,100000). Db of million frames is quite a lot. It might be that
> adding the second file causes the machines to run out of physical memory
> and to start heavily swapping. This would explain the spike in cpu load.
That was it! Changing to -z:db,100000 solved the problem
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