[PD] Installing PD under Linux

Tim Blechmann TimBlechmann at gmx.net
Sun Jun 1 21:36:41 CEST 2003

>>>if you plan on opening/closing subpatches during a performance, it
>>>invariably causes hiccups for me.
>>i had problem with dropouts, too, but i solved it by loading all
>>subpatches from a ramdisk...
> now that that is an awsome idea... i'm going to have to tinker with this.

to create a ramdisk under linux you need just a small script:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram bs=1k count=2048
mke2fs -vm0 /dev/ram 2048
mount /dev/ram /usr/local/patchdir
cp /usr/local/patchdir_hd /usr/local/patchdir -r

(you can only run this scirpt as root)

i don't know how to set up ramdisks with windows or macosx, but it
shouldn't be that hard...

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