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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Interbench v0.20 - Interactivity benchmark
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On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 03:34, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 13:27 +0200, szonyi calin wrote:
> > I have the following problem with audio:
> > Xmms is running with threads for audio and spectrum
> > analyzer(OpenGL).
> > The audio eats 5% cpu, the spectrum analyzer about 80 %. The
> > problem is that sometimes the spectrum analyzer is eating all of
> > the cpu while the audio is skipping. Xmms is version 1.2.10
> > kernel is vanilla, latest "stable" version 2.6.12, suid root.
> >
> > Does your benchmark simultes this kind of behaviour ?
>
> That's just a broken app, the kernel can't do anything about it. XMMS
> should not be running the spectrum analyzer thread at such a high
> priority as to interfere with the audio thread.

I agree; optimising for this is just silly.

Cheers,
Con
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