[ardour-users] Is 64 bit dual core supported and stable yet?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Nov 29 06:34:28 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 23:15 -0500, Joel White wrote:
> Even thought the results are good so far, I still get occasional xruns like:
> **** alsa_pcm: xrun of at least 118.867 msecs
> (this particular xrun interrupted a recording with my band, which is 
> _very_ bad! I was even running capture only and with a longer period, 
> just to be sure xruns wouldn't happen!)
> and the odd:
> delay of 1131462.000 usecs exceeds estimated spare time of 5606.000; 
> restart ...
> (this type of error comes mostly when audio connections change, but also 
> at other times, although the delay isn't usually quite so long)
>  From my understanding, both of these time periods indicate something 
> very wrong (an xrun of 118+ msecs?? a delay of 1.13+ _sec_?!?!), but I 
> haven't been able to track them down, yet.  I've run Ardour recording 8 

this is caused by a design fault in AMD's dual core offerings. they have
already made it clear that future designs will rectify the problem.
there is a slowly evolving discussion on jackit-devel to try and decide
what to do about it.


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