[CM] snd: xruns with alsa spdif device

Orm Finnendahl finnendahl@folkwang-hochschule.de
Tue, 6 Apr 2004 13:18:31 +0200

Am 05. April 2004, 16:56 Uhr (+0200) schrieb rm@fabula.de:
> Hmm, this might easily be the result of trying to use a graphical
> application vs. a commandline tool. AFAIK xruns are seldom introduced
> by the soundcard, most likely there are processes that force context
> switches which kill good scheduler behavior. What Kernel version 
> (and patches) are you running (and: on what kind of hardware?).

2.4.20 on a 2.8 GHz P4. The machine is more than fast enough to record
stereo and show snd's vu meters without any hickups. The problem is
probably somewhere between alsa and snd's capture mechanism.