[PD] -rt flag in NT

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Wed Apr 3 06:30:42 CEST 2002

HI all, 

It's a mistake that the "-rt" flag prints out as an option in Windows land.
Pd always asks Windows for "realtime" status, no matter what.  In Linux this
is stronger magic and so is only done by request (and if Pd is setuid or 
run by root.)


On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 11:38:09AM +0100, Olaf Matthes wrote:
> Hi Miller, hi all,
> I was just wondering if the -rt flag works with NT. The list of
> available flags says so but when I use it pd does not start (displays
> the list of flags instead).
> In s_main.c I found "#ifdef __linux__" in line 606 just before the code
> for the realtime stuff. Moving this down to include the -rt & -realtime
> flag results in Pd putting out error messages about every second saying
> "pd: unknown message ping".
> An alternative to have Pd running at realtime priority it to change the
> process' priority with the task manager of Win2k / NT. This gives
> slightly better performance...
> Is there a chance to get the realtime flags running in NT?
> Thanks,
> Olaf

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