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Re: [fluid-dev] SoundFont Memory Sharing between fluidsynth instances

From: Dave Serls
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] SoundFont Memory Sharing between fluidsynth instances
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 08:19:15 -0600

On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 15:58:58 +0200
Lutz Morelater <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am planning to run several (at least three) instances of fluidsynth 
> (without 
> qsynth) at the same time.
> Do these share memory space so that I can save memory space when loading 
> large 
> soundfont files?
> So, let's say, when I load "Mymusic.SF2" into instance #1 of fluidsynth, 
> would 
> instance #2 and #3 use the very same memory area of this soundfont, if I want 
> to use the same sounds as in #1 in #2 and #3? So that all three instances 
> would use the same soundfont in memory?
  If you use qsynth, built for soundfont sharing, the memory will be shared.
  That's because the executable fluidsynth has no way of locating other
  fluidsynth processes (it's basically a front end for the fluidsynth API).
  Always wanted to patch the front-end (fluidsynth.c) to support this,

*   Dave Serls                                 Littleton, CO, USA      *
*   dashs.denver.co.us                         dashs.com               *

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