[LAU] Affordable well-working USB interface with low latency at 48kHz? [corrected]

Giso Grimm gg3137 at vegri.net
Mon Nov 23 18:32:52 CET 2020

On 23.11.20 18:01, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 05:25:34PM +0100, Giso Grimm wrote:
>> without --sync jackd2 uses multiple cores whenever possible, at the cost
>> of one extra buffer. With --sync jackd2 behaves single-threaded but has
>> one buffer less delay (i.e., two buffers like in jackd1). Using --sync
>> is thus mostly relevant when delay is the primary concern, and not
>> performance.
> Are you sure about the single-threading being controlled by --sync ?
> I've never seen this mentioned before.
> AFAIK, with --sync jackd2 writes the outputs to the driver when
> all clients have run, same as jackd1. Without --sync it writes
> the outputs of the previous cycle before any clients run, 
> resulting in one period more latency but a bit more resilience
> agains xruns.

You are right, sorry for the confusion. I always thought that the delay
optimization was at the cost of multi-threading, but this is not true.

I just tested with parallel graphs with heavy load in each graph, and I
get a total jack load which roughly corresponds to the CPU load of the
thread with the highest load, which confirms that parallel processing is
possible also with --sync. Actually the jack load does not seem to be

-- Giso

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