UbuntuStudio controls redesign

Fritz Meissner meissner.fritz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 13:01:34 BST 2010

On 30 March 2010 06:17, Brian David <beejunk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Fritz Meissner <meissner.fritz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Secondly, I have recently seen rather exasperated comments (from
>> someone that I respect as an authority) that the mystique surrounding
>> "nice" settings is misplaced and that it has virtually nothing to do
>> with audio performance. If this is the case, then should that setting
>> not be removed from the Controls ?

> I'd be interested to hear these comments, because from my understanding,
> niceness has a lot to do with audio performance.  Or, more generally, it has
> a lot to with the performance of any process.  By setting the niceness of
> programs run by users in the Audio group to -19, you are letting the kernel
> know that those programs take precedence over most others when deciding how
> to allocate CPU resources.  How would this not help performance?  If this is
> misguided, then it would definitely be good to know.
> --
> -Brian David


The comments I was remembering are in the following two posts on the
Linux Audio User mailing list :


I don't have the expertise to evaluate them, but there are enough
knowledgeable people on LAU that I would have expected the comments to
be shot down if they were out of line (they weren't).

I noticed in those posts that they regard rtprio as the critical
setting - should this be included in Studio Controls ?


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