[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Drop POSIX real-time priorities

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Mar 31 17:05:14 CEST 2020

Le tiistaina 31. maaliskuuta 2020, 17.39.48 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> The fact is may not be well written doesn't mean it doesn't have its
> use. Prioritizing audio over video/ui/network in a multimedia player is
> certainly desirable.

And that's not it meant to do. That's not what this does simply because nobody 
has implemented the proper priority-preserving thread synchronization, nor 
checked that the right thread what it's priority class states.

It does not help that the priority field has zero effects on computers used by 
all active developers except you (and for many previous years, all active 
developers at all).

> And I don't think the priorities currently applied have zero effect.
> They are not placebos.

Then how come VLC has been working fine on every other OS without those placebo 
priorities? That the Win98 scheduler sucked, I can believe. We're in 2020 now.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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