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SubjectRe: Possible bug, with extreme low latency audio.
On Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:28:50 +0100, Clemens Ladisch <>

> Uwaysi Bin Kareem wrote:
>> The other is a firewire device (Konnekt24d using FFADO, running on the
>> old
>> firewire stack).
>> The firewire device actually plays nicely without much buffer underruns
>> down to 0.363 ms latency (8x2 @ 44.1k).
> FireWire packets are sent every 125 µs; for audio, every packet contains
> either zero or eight samples, and the proportion of data and no-data
> packets is adjusted so that the overall rate is 44100 samples per
> second. So 8x2 is the theoretical minimum.
>> However it seems to choke at 8x2 @ 96k.
> At sample rates above 48 kHz, there are 16 samples per packet (and above
> 96 kHz, 32). It is not possible to use 8x2 at 96 kHz, and FFADO should
> not have allowed you to try it; please file a bug there:
> <> (requires a login).
Ok, I am hitting the hardware limits. I'll inform FFADO crew about this.
There are probably more bound to hit this limit, as lowlatency operation
with Linux, is getting this good. A good error msg with the above
information, would be good.

Best Regards,

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