[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Drop POSIX real-time priorities
remi at remlab.net
Tue Mar 31 16:07:18 CEST 2020
Le tiistaina 31. maaliskuuta 2020, 9.44.49 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> On 2020-03-30 16:50, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Le maanantaina 30. maaliskuuta 2020, 16.48.23 EEST Francois Cartegnie a
> > écrit>
> >> Le 30/03/2020 à 15:44, Rémi Denis-Courmont a écrit :
> >>> This only worked with root privileges, meaning it was pure placebo for
> >>> those few users that actually invoked the command line flag.
> >>> And then it seems more likely to crash the system than the achieve its
> >>> purpose, seen as VLC was never designed to handle real-time scheduling.
> >> AFAIU the vlc_thread priorities have also zero effect.
> > Sure, I am in favor of removing vlc_set_priority() and the priority
> > argument to vlc_clone(). But maybe some other platforms want to keep
> > their placebo.
> How is that a placebo ? It does have an effect on Windows
The OS scheduler takes care of that sort of thing better than code written by
VLC devs two decades ago. That's how.
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