[LAD] cpu spikes

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Thu Jan 28 21:32:30 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 07:44:25AM +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Jonathan E. Brickman wrote:
> > I do think you will probably see more stability if you use JACK in such 
> > efforts, or even PulseAudio, than if you use direct ALSA.  I have found 
> > ALSA to be great for drivers, not anywhere near so good for the 
> > transport phases.
> Doesn't JACK sit on top of ALSA? If so how is it possible for JACK with
> ALSA to perform better than ALSA alone?

There are many ways of 'sitting on top of ALSA', including some 
suboptimal ones. It's perfectly possible for an app using ALSA
directly to perform worse than Jack.



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