[ardour-users] Ardour not using available memory?
joq at io.com
Fri Apr 30 14:47:26 PDT 2004
Scott Helmke <scott at scotthelmke.com> writes:
> 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?
Probably. No personal experience with it, but it seems like a good
solution for portable, hot-pluggable audio storage. Fairly
I'd be interested to hear from those who've tried it.
> 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.
Probably half a GB of *virtual* memory. No significant overhead in
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