Re: 2.5.74-mm1

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2003 - 18:31:02 EST

On Sunday 06 July 2003 00:11, Diego Calleja García wrote:
> El Sat, 5 Jul 2003 23:09:12 +0200 Daniel Phillips <>
> > The "better" mechanism for sound scheduling is SCHED_RR, which requires
> > root privilege for some reason that isn't clear to me. Or maybe there
> > once was a good reason, back in the days of the dinosaurs.
> I don't think mp3 playing needs nothing special.

It does. It requires realtime scheduling. That is special. Without realtime
scheduling, the mp3 player will sometimes miss its deadline for filling the
next chunk of buffer.

> (xmms supports realtime, but you need root)

Needing root in order to play your mp3 without skipping is stupid and



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