[Ardour-Users] Plugins and stability

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Sep 30 13:20:14 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 15:23 +0100, Matt Savigear wrote:
> With reference to stability issues popping up on the list, I have 
> generally found ardour2 to be pretty solid for my admittedly limited use.
> My (non-technical) wife uses ardour more than I and has complained of 
> crashes which seem to be related to the use of LADSPA plugins (some 
> plate reverb, apparently). Is it possible for a plugin to bring ardour 
> down, 


> rather than the snag being in ardour's plugin handling code? 

could be that too.

> If 
> so, is there a relatively straightforward way of getting debug info for 
> the plugin? I haven't managed to report anything so far because I 
> usually only find out about crashes after the fact.

a backtrace will reveal all. 

> Alternatively, does it make sense to push the channels through something 
> like jack-rack and back in again, hosting the plugins outside ardour? 
> Will this protect ardour from crashes if the plugin goes down, and do I 
> lose anything (or gain any limitations or potential snags) by externally 
> hosting the plugin in this way?

it will protect ardour from crashing, yes.

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