[PD-dev] d_soundfile.c MAXBUFSIZE

David Plans Casal main at davidcasal.com
Tue Feb 28 12:54:39 CET 2006

Hello everyone,

Would someone be able to explain to me why d_soundfile.c has the  
following buffer size allocation?

#define MAXBUFSIZE 16777216 	/* arbitrary; just don't want to hang  
malloc */

I'm not sure about the 'hanging malloc' thing...does it mean that  
enlarging that buffer size could screw with memory allocation because  
it we might 'run out'?

AFAICT, 16777216 is about 6.3 minutes. If I need more like 26460000  
(10m) allocation, could I just alter MAXBUFSIZE and recompile? Or is  
there a saner way of doing it, so that I don't end up with a 'custom'  


David Plans Casal
Researcher, UEA Studios
d.casal at uea dot ac dot uk

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