[ardour-users] Ardour not using available memory?

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Fri Apr 30 11:44:03 PDT 2004

Oh, I forgot to mention.  DO NOT buy SCSI disks unless you're sure that
your controller won't give you the same kind of problems that the
Adaptec 29.. family has
This has been reported with other controllers as well.  If you want to
read a very interesting article on performance differences between SCSI
and IDE for audio work read
It may surprise you.


n 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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