[linux-audio-user] Re: fst-1.8 triggers wine-preloader processes using a lot of ram

Kjetil S. Matheussen kjetil at ccrma.stanford.edu
Fri Jun 23 01:14:52 EDT 2006

Paul Davis:
> On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 18:37 +0200, Benjamin Fabricius wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> ive made some more progress on the madi vst server.
>> now ive got following problem. i am planing on being
>> able to run a large amount of plugins as i route 64 channels
>> of audio i/o.
>> fst seems to start a dedicated wine-preloader process for every
>> plugin that is loaded. this causes my ram to decimate very
>> quickly and thats one thing i dont have a lot of. 512MB - Ramdisk
>> (running kind of an embedded system).
>> after starting 15 - 17 plug instances there is none
>> left obviously. is there a possibility of using only one shared wine
>> process or does anybody out there know a different work around to this
>> problem?
> kjetil's vstserver design works this way.

Not really. I think vstserver V0.0.1 or something ran everything in one 
process. But I changed it quickly because if one plugin crashed, the whole 
server went down as well, I'm not sure how bugfree v0.0.1 is though. It
might still work...

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