[ardour-users] Ardour was not fast enough

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 19:30:43 PDT 2005

On 7/17/05, Devin Venable <dvenable at valornet.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-07-17 at 20:23, Devin Venable wrote:
> > Thanks Mark.  I ran it like so and I'm in good shape now.
> >
> > jackstart -R -d alsa -r 44100 -p 2048 -n 4 -d hw
> >
> I spoke too soon. I got another error during my third playback since
> changing jackd parameters, and after
> adding the gverb plugin to four of the vocal tracks.  This one
> reads "The disk system on your computer was not able to keep up with
> Ardour.  Specifically, it failed to read data from disk quickly enough
> to keep up with playback."  I've been alternating between this error
> and "Jack has ... shutdown ... because Ardour was not fast enough."
> Seems reasonable enough, except that for the first few days of working
> with this session, I didn't encounter it.

Would you please post the results of this command run as root?

hdparm -tT /dev/hda

I'm assuming here that hda is your main hard drive, and the drive that
you are recording audio to.

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