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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?

On Thu, 13.12.07 13:05, Richi Plana (myfedora richip dhs org) wrote:

> Additionally, is there a way to get real-time (or even close to RT)
> support either via PA API or over ALSA API?

If you know what you do you can write RT clients for PA. However, I
quite frankly see not much value in doing so, since RT audio software
is pro audio software. And PA is not really useful for pro audio right
now. Pro audio people should be running JACK and do that directly on
the HW and no pass it through PA.

Also note that the RT client support in PA is still WIP. The next
release will (probably) ship with lock-free client-to-server
communication which should make RT clients much more useful. Right now
there are still a couple of locks that need to be taken on both sides
and the data path is not the shortest thinkable, so stay tuned.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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