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SubjectRe: 2.4.10-ac10-preempt lmbench output.
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 05:37:40PM +0200, Dieter N?tzel wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 10. Oktober 2001 05:25 schrieb Justin A:
> > On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 08:36:56PM -0400, safemode wrote:
> > > Heavily io bound processes (dbench 32) still causes something as light as
> > > an mp3 player to skip, though. That probably wont be fixed intil 2.5,
> > > since
> >
> > What buffer size are you using in your mp3 player? I have xmms set to
> > 5000ms or so and it never skips.
> OK, I'll give xmms with this buffer size a go, too.
> > mpg321(esd or oss) also never skips no matter what I do,
> Do you have link to the mpg321 (oss) version for me?

It should be in the same version:

-o dt Set output devicetype to dt [esd,alsa,arts,sun,oss]

> > but the original mpg123-oss will with even light load
> > on the cpu/disk.
> I get the hiccup with mpg123 and noatun (artsd, KDE-2.2.1).

Have you tried the -b option in mpg123?

-b n output buffer: n Kbytes [0]

Even maxed out it has no effect on the quality of the playback.
> >
> > This is with 2.4.10-ac9+preempt on an athlon 700
> Here with Linus tree.
> -Dieter

This behavior(xmms and mpg321 fine, mpg123 skipping) has always been the
same for me. xmms was a more reliable player on my pentium 100. It may
just be a better design in mpg321 and xmms.


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