[ardour-dev] 0.9beta19 crash while doing live recording

Doug McLain nostar at comcast.net
Mon Dec 20 03:20:53 PST 2004

Josh Karnes wrote:

> Hey all-
> I had sort of a "jam session" at my house last night, set up mics and 
> rolled 8 tracks in Ardour.  About 31 minutes in everything died...  
> Ardour stopped recording and logged a ton of "disk stream" errors and 
> the like, CPU 100%, machine almost unresponsive.  Files are intact 
> just abruptly end.  Any clues?  Is this normal?  I know running 8 
> tracks for half an hour may be out of the ordinary, but I had more 
> than adequate disk space to run for a LONG time.

I do 6-8 track live jam recordings as well, anywhere from 30-60min.  I 
was first going to suggest checking to see if you had 'stop recording on 
xrun' set, which would cause ardour to stop recording when u got an 
xrun.  Since you got disk tream errors, though, my next suggestion would 
be to turn off live waveform updating.  I can record all night on my 
faster machines (athlon xp's), but I have a 600 P3 machine doing 8 
tracks that will get really sluggish and sometimes die with disk stream 
errors as well, if I leave it on. 

To really know if this stuff pertains to you, we need some more info.  
Let's hear more about your hardware, config, etc.

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