[PD] Fwd: finding the cause of clicks when using sssad WAS: saving state of a patch

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jul 23 18:44:18 CEST 2008

Hi Frank,

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Phil Stone hat gesagt: // Phil Stone wrote:
>> The problem Hans and I were discussing relates to storing/loading sssad 
>> presets to/from disk.  Again, it's not sssad's problem; it's a general 
>> issue with Pd.  When the dsp service is delayed by long file accesses, 
>> dropouts happen.
> Yep.
> Generally everything that touches the disk, is dangerous. [sssad]
> doesn't touch the disk at all, so it's not guilty here. ;)
> I would recommend to preload all textfiles that should be streamed to
> [sssad] into memory. You don't need a ramdisk for that, just enough
> textfile objects. Those come cheap.

Six of one, half dozen of the other.  :-)  That's essentially what I'm 
doing with a ram disk: preloading textfile objects into memory.  The 
nice thing about it, though, is that your Pd object doesn't have to care 
- it all looks like a filesytem, whether its from ram disk or hard disk, 
so you can use both/either according to your needs.



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