[PD] keeping Pd DSP alive

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sun Apr 13 01:21:44 CEST 2014

I think the metronome solution will work - if DSP is already on the message
has no effect, so this will only act to re-start hung-up audio.

Just curious - what OS/hardware is giving you the "audio stuck" messages?
They shouldn't be happening at all.


On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 04:27:02PM -0400, Chris Clepper wrote:
> Hi list
> I'm wondering if there are any recommended ways to ensure DSP keeps running
> for long periods like permanent installations.  I get 'audio I/O stuck'
> popping up every few days, which is not bad, but ideally audio should stay
> running indefinitely.
> I can send a [metro 1000] to [;pd DSP 1( to keep audio going, but is there
> any long term issue with doing that?  Will it reliably restart audio after
> Pd closes it?
> Also, the internal message [;pd audiostate( only returns data to the
> console.  Perhaps there is a way to poll Pd for the internal DSP state and
> restart it if it dies?
> Thanks!

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