Hardisc recording/playing

guenter geiger geiger at epy.co.at
Sun Mar 11 21:19:54 CET 2001

On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Linium wrote:

> In fact I know that I can read easily more than 24 monos tracks with
> "broadcast2000" which is a multitrack recorder for linux... Why cannot get this
> kind of performance with PD ?

> So 1) have you the same poor performance with PD disc i/o objects ?
> 5) how much tracks can you play on which hardware ?

I am able to read 24 tracks easily, writting is another issue. What
computer do you have ? Its on a 500 Mhz, IDE disk with DMA enabled.

> 2) Is it specific to pd linux ?
> 3) Do i set something not as it should ?
> 4) Is it because of no special optmisation in pd for disc i/o ? 
I am not sure about the builtin objects (readsf~ writesf~), but
I can't think of any further optimization in sfread~ and sfwrite~.
(Doesn't mean that there is no way to do it faster ...)


> 6) Does The patchs for the linux kernel solves the problem, some facts ?
> Thx for any help,
> Linium 

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