Sound performance problems in FreeBSD

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Sun Sep 26 20:36:32 PDT 2004

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 22:17, Ryan Freeman wrote:
> > Does a purely CPU bound process cause the problem?
> > ie try something like..
> > dd if=/dev/zero | md5
> well i gave that command a shot (i closed gkrellm first to reduce any
> clicking that may happen from it running) then started an mp3 with mpg123
> alongside running that command. didn't skip a beat, so i guess its all
> related to sysctl...

More likely there is lots of stuff running under Giant whe you run the sysctl, 
and the sound subsystem still runs under Giant (I think) so you get 

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