[PD] Gem, blocked pipes on OSX

chris clepper cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Fri May 12 00:45:47 CEST 2006

On 5/11/06, carmen <ix at replic.net> wrote:
> > both versions have meed performing very poorly
> > the older version perform just as bad
> > the whole machine stutters (Finder as well as PD)
> > It appears as the machine is freezing up
> > like the pipes are blocked.
> these are all known issues. Mac OS X is 2-5 times slower than linux for
> IPC, syscalls, thread process and socket creation, and additionaly has
> extremely course locking for IO and network operations which causes
> stuttering and poor performance all around..
> for more reading on this, see:
> http://www.drunkenblog.com/drunkenblog-archives/000385.html
> http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2520

None of those issues are particularly relevant to Pd though.  Anand's site
is particularly well stocked with idiots and those articles prove it.

A real possible issue is the pthread hack that needs to be addressed and/or
removed entirely from the Pd code.  That will for sure cause bad behavior on
OSX, especially when running GEM at high CPU load on a single processor

There are answers and then there is empty rhetoric.  Take you pick.

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