[LV2] worker thread question

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Sun Dec 30 08:05:22 PST 2012

On Sun, 2012-12-30 at 08:16 +0100, hermann meyer wrote:
> > Furthermore your thread is kicked at fixed intervals, while it does not
> > do much work, this still causes a context switch every ~200ms. Surely a
> > low-latency machine has better things to do..
> surly a low-level machine have better things to do then check exactly 
> that every ~5ms in the rt-context.

A context switch and memory barrier is literally hundreds if not
thousands of times slower than a comparison.


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