[linux-audio-dev] FIFOs vs. sockets

Ingo Oeser ingo.oeser at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri May 16 11:18:01 UTC 2003

Hi there,

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 08:33:41AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> probably depends on the thread library implementation. sigwait in
> linuxthreads is just a complete hack.
Yes, that's the problem. Esp. for a threaded environment, as
signals are a dark chapter in POSIX threading.

> i never tried rtsignals, but the first implementation of JACK tried to
> use signals for IPC, and i found it 3-5 times slower than using pipes.

Don't use signals together with threads, as the linux threading
libraries are not the only ones with bugs in this area.

So I can again confirm your experiences Paul.


Ingo Oeser

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