[LAU] niceness of Xorg regarding dropouts?

Brandon Hale bthaleproductions at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 18:15:18 CET 2023

Maybe a ridiculous solution: you could run pd headless and make an 
interface with it using osc or midi so you can use another program as 
your gui (if you need one). Let us know how the niceness thing works 
though, I'm curious to hear if there is a difference.

On 1/26/23 05:09, Peter P. wrote:
> * Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> [2023-01-26 11:04]:
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 10:47:14AM +0100, Michael Jarosch wrote:
>>> Am 26.01.23 um 10:03 schrieb Peter P.:
>>>> Can anyone comment on the
>>>> usefulness or experiences with changing it (where would one change it?)?
>>> Sounds like a good idea.
>> I'm not so sure. If the audio processing is done in real-time
>> threads and these threads do not interact with X in any way
>> that could block them (as things should be), then this won't
>> help.
>> The only way X could interrupt audio in that case is by having
>> real-time threads as well, and the nice value won't affect
>> those.
> Thanks Fons,
> I my case I am trying to optimize Pd, which has a GUI that is somehow
> interlocked with its audio thread.
> best, P
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