New Package for Review: jack-audio-connection-kit

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez at ivazquez.net
Thu Mar 24 22:30:22 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 14:02 -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 12:29, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > Aaron VanDevender <sig at netdot.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > This package requires a tmpfs to store some FIFOs and sockets.
> > 
> > Why can't it stick those in /tmp, for example?
> 
> Because there are problems with journalled filesystems (ie: ext3). The
> disk activity interferes with the named pipes that Jack uses for
> interprocess communication and creates latency hits. 

I always thought that FIFOs and sockets only actually existed in Linux's
VFS, and the on-disk inodes were only needed to identify them in order
to connect. Have I been mistaken all this time?

-- 
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazquez at ivazquez.net>
http://fedora.ivazquez.net/

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