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

Pierre Massat pimassat at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 10:31:03 CEST 2010

How do i check this? I have a core 2 duo "inside"...


2010/8/5 cyrille henry <ch at chnry.net>

> Hello,
> 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.
> c
> 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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