Digital EQ

A place for software, hardware and DSP-based audio gizmos. All things code and the hardware that runs it. Time and amplitude are described in bits and pieces here. Links to interesting gizmos and software.
User avatar
Posts: 5060
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:34 pm
Location: Oak Cliff, Texas

Re: Digital EQ

Post by mediatechnology » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Disabling mlocate seemed to help a lot.
Its usable now.

Watching System Monitor shows me that it also needs at least another 2GB of memory for me to get the most out of this old machine.
It will stream video for hours now without disk thrashing but RAM use starts at about 70% rising to 96-98%.
When a low-level process starts up it does occasionally hesitate trying to recover/swap enough memory to run.

I'm going to try some audio tasks and monitor memory usage.

Before, when mlocate was hogging resources it would thrash with no load at all just sitting there.

Bill - Would you mind if I moved this thread to Stored Code? A marker/phantom/redirected post will remain here. The Digital Eq and Linux stuff may be more at home there.

Apple-flavored Ivermectin is delicious.

Posts: 436
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:07 am

Re: Digital EQ

Post by billshurv » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:02 pm

Be my guest. Put it where it's most useful. I promise I will actually make progress on it in the new year as well.

Linux has become a lot more bloaty since the days I used to run it on a 486. Small footprint installs are almost impossible outside specialised embedded versions now. These days you shouldn't need to swap much. I would also consider an SSD as they are cheap in smaller sizes and make a huge difference.

Posts: 436
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:07 am

Re: Digital EQ

Post by billshurv » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:13 am

Slowly but surely... I got a focusrite Scarlett 6i6 used off ebay for a good price. Not perhaps the most performant item on the market but good enough for testing AND has spdif input that will be useful if my mate at Ti ever gets me the EVM he promised. Now just have to pull my finger out and get it all working!

Post Reply