[PD] Yet another post about cpu consumption... (for Linux users)

cyrille henry ch at chnry.net
Thu Aug 5 09:55:26 CEST 2010


are you sure that your CPU frequency did not change?
i sometime have this problem : the CPU slowdown to save some power, introducing audio problem.
i simply put it full speed every-time i use CPU intensive applications.
i don't know how to do this on fedora, but it should be possible.


Le 05/08/2010 09:26, Pierre Massat a écrit :
> Hi all!
> I m running into a problem right that has to do with cpu consumption,
> but not with GUI. In my live guitar processing patch i use the core of
> Miller's Phase Vocoder patch for time-stretching. It records bits of
> what i play and time-stretches them.
> Now my problem is that it freaks out at times, the sound gets dirty like
> audio drop-outs, and this is correlated with higher cpu consumption. The
> thing is that I made my patch as carrefully as i could, that is with
> minimal GUI and no bangs blinking all the time, and switch~ objects to
> cut the audio within all the subpatches that are not in use at a certain
> moment in time.
> Also, my time-stretching subpatch works fine most of the time, in effect
> i can use it for two hours in a row without drop-outs. Yet sometimes it
> just freaks out.
> So i was wondering, could this be my Fedora desktop that's messing
> things up? I have Fedora 12, rt kernel, with the standard desktop (which
> i guess is GNOME?). Would it make sense to try another desktop, like Xfce?
> I read in a post somewhere that Miller uses a specific desktop which is
> very light and ideal for work audio work, but i can't find it now.
> Any advice welcome!
> Pierre
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