[PD] loading patches much faster with -realtime

Matteo Sisti Sette matteosistisette at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 11:43:20 CEST 2011


I've found out that Pd takes a lot longer to load big patches when run 
without the -realtime option (or if you prefer, it is a lot faster in 
loading patches if run with the -realtime option). "A lot" means an 
order of magnitude and a half.
This is on Linux. Does this happen on Mac too?

I guess this is because realtime gives it a higher overall priority, but 
I wouldn't expect this to affect the loading of patches, would you? I 
don't know if anything can be done about this, but _if_ it can, I think 
Pd should try to load a patch as fast as possible regardless of whether 
it is in realtime mode or not. Couldn't it "acquire" this higher 
priority (the way it does when launched with -realtime) temporarily 
before loading a patch and then "release" it? Or is that a static thing 
that can only be determined at startup?

Just some thoughts


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