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Re: [fluid-dev] OOM killer synths and ALSA overruns

From: Dave Serls
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] OOM killer synths and ALSA overruns
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 06:50:49 -0700

On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 01:36:36 -0800
Ken Restivo <address@hidden> wrote:

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> I've run into the problem outlined in 
> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/fluid-dev/2006-11/msg00041.html and I've 
> bought 2GB RAM for my machine as a "solution" for now. Yay, it works.
> I have a separate, unrelated question too. I'm running 2.6.17 Debian Etch, 
> with realtime-lsm module, 1000Hz timer, and desktop preemption. And, running 
> fluidsynth from the command line or from qsynth gives me endless reams of 
> ALSA overrun error messages:
>       "fluidsynth: warning: ALSA sequencer buffer overrun, lost events"
> Of course, I'm also getting xruns on the audio side too, periodically. At 
> some point I'll try desktop preemption patches and see how it goes. But I 
> have to wonder if there's something else afoot here.
> Thanks!

  I'm not running such a new kernel, (it's one of those THAC hacks for 
Mandriva), so I don't know if full preemption
  is a requirement or not.  I'm guessing that you have "options realtime gid=xx 
mlock=1"  set in your /etc/modprobe.conf.
*   Dave Serls                                 Littleton, CO, USA      *
*   dashs.denver.co.us                         dashs.com               *

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