[ardour-users] Ardour not using available memory?

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Fri Apr 30 11:39:45 PDT 2004

You're probably better off with reiserfs or xfs over ext2.  Take a look
at Mark Knecht's filesystem tests at


On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 13:29, Scott Helmke wrote:
> In accordance with the prophesy, you wrote:
> > Hey,
> > Concider changing a partition or a 2nd disk to "extfs2" . The journal
> > daemon gives quite an overhead to my experience.
> > Concider not going on holiday this year and buy a scsi disk and you'll
> > get rid of all xruns and frustrations.
> > Roger
> I'll give that a shot; I've got a spare disk I can use.  With Fedora it's 
> ext3 on /, which is pretty much the entire disk.  I don't have room in the 
> box for SCSI, and maybe not even a second HD since it's one of those little 
> Shuttle boxes.  I've gotten a Firewire CD burner to work; would a Firewire 
> hard disk make sense?
> So it turns out about half of my Gb of memory was held by tmpfs.  I can't see 
> why the two tmpfs filesystems (/dev/shm and for jack) could need more than 
> 100Mb or so, at a guess.  However, limiting them to 100Mb didn't have any 
> apparent effect on Ardour's performance or on the CPU meter.  Ardour is 
> still (according to top) using 150Mb.  
> -Scott
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