[PD] slow opening

michael strohmann itsnotfair9 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 16:12:16 CET 2019

thanks for the valuable advice!
yes, the patch opens eventually.
i am just terrified by the watchdog lately.
> On 04 Mar 2019, at 15:28, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> On 04.03.19 13:34, michael strohmann wrote:
>> on raspberry b+/stretch/pd-0.48  lately my patches open very slow.
>> i get the turning hour glass and sometimes the watchdog is already signalling pd….
>> can it take long to find librarys or a slow SD card or netsend related issues ?
>> or something completely different ?
> well, start with "pd -verbose -stderr" to see where it spends the time.
> sidenote: this might make loading even slower (*if* it is related to
> finding libraries/abstractions), but you might laern something about the
> bottleneck.
> general advice on search paths:
> - only add a minimum of global search paths (either via "-path" flag to
> the Preferences->Path dialog)
> - use (abstraction local) [declare] statements instead.
> - add paths to compiled libraries *after* paths to abstractions.
> (compiled libraries are only searched once: as soone as they are found
> they are loaded into RAM; otoh, abstractions are searched for each
> instantiation; so you want to make sure to find abstractions as soon as
> possible).
> oh, and i'm not entirely sure whether your patch eventually opens
> successfully or not.
> fgamsdr
> IOhannes
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