Possible Memory Leak in pd-linux-0.25TEST4.tar

Guenter Geiger guenter.geiger at psp-vie.be.philips.com
Thu Apr 1 10:35:11 CEST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michal Seta [mailto:mis at music.mcgill.ca]
> Hmmm....  Actually I always run it as a root.  I tried to run
> it as a user
> but dacs would die after a few seconds because of permissions (I
> thinks.... haven't done it in a while).

If you work with pd, I would suggest to fix the permissions.

"ls -la /dev/dsp" normally shows something like:

crw-rw----  1 root    audio   14,   3 Jul 21  1998  /dev/dsp

add yourself to the audio group, or do a "chmod 666 /dev/dsp".

You can get in serious trouble if you have a message loop in pd under root !!!!
(Well, that means machine hangs and reboot, fsck, ...)

Using pd under root is currently only advisable for patches which do run
The whole priority issue should probably be fixed for SGI and Linux together.


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