Re: esd

On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Yo 'Ric Dude wrote:

> Ack! more data copying aroung the system!  I'd rather see it 
> implemented (even if it is in a shared lib) as a separate player 
> type, overloading the read_player() operation to get the next
> chunk of audio data.  Save a context switch, increase cache hits,
> save pointless copying of audio data around the system...
> Hmm. I'll add (at least the capability?) to the TODO list.

Ric, dude, you're worried about optimizing a 100kb/s data stream?
Like, let it go, man; it's not big enough to worry about.

I think that everyone's 200MHz Pentium machines can handle an extra
context switch or two, or even a spurious main-memory copy of a page
or two...

Todd Graham Lewis      (800) 719-4664, x2804

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