[Jackaudio] [ANN] KillJack V2020-08-08

Kjetil Matheussen k.s.matheussen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 11:48:48 CEST 2020

Source code and binaries for linux/windows/osx here:

The Jack server sometimes crashes/freezes in ways which make users
restart the computer in order to use Jack again.

Users don't really have to restart the computer, but googling the
problem and finding a solution could take more time than restarting.

This is not very user friendly.

The problem exists on all platforms. It's not a bug in Jack per se,
it's how the program reacts when a client misbehave in certain ways.

This program kills Jack unconditionally. Executables for Linux, MacOS,
and Windows are provided. I strongly recommend that all programs using
Jack includes a program like this.

A better solution would be if Jack ran a watchdog, but it currently doesn't.

You are allowed to distribute this program any way you want. [1]

[1] Note that there might be copyright issues with the icon and the
quotes from the movie.

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