[CM] snd: xruns with alsa spdif device
Tue, 6 Apr 2004 14:18:05 +0200
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 01:18:31PM +0200, Orm Finnendahl wrote:
> Am 05. April 2004, 16:56 Uhr (+0200) schrieb email@example.com:
> > 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.
With the low-latency patches applied?
> The machine is more than fast enough to record
> stereo and show snd's vu meters without any hickups.
Not neccessarily a question of processor speed. Your CPU will happily idle
arround if the process scheduler decides to move to snd or whatever other
process it might consider appropriate ...
YM 0.02 Euro
> The problem is
> probably somewhere between alsa and snd's capture mechanism.
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