pulseaudio eats almost 100% of cpu resources during hdd i/o stress by other program (Re: audio skipping/pure sound quality)

Michał Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 17:24:48 UTC 2011

W dniu 22 stycznia 2011 17:42 użytkownik cornel panceac
<cpanceac at gmail.com> napisał:
> 2011/1/22 Michał Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>
>> W dniu 19 stycznia 2011 18:44 użytkownik Michał Piotrowski
>> <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com> napisał:
>> >
>> > I doubt that this problem is related to kernel space issue. I'll try
>> > to track down it this week.
>> Something strange is happening here. I'm running yum upgrade, amarok,
>> firefox and after a while pulse audio goes mad.
>> iotop shows disc write < 1 MB/s.
>> Everything else works fine, only PA eats 100% of CPU (one core). When
>> yum upgrade finished, everything was back to normal.
> i suppose it's unrelated but, after hearing two strange breaks in my playing
> music (with mplayer), and after seeing the processor at max,

Might be related

> i've lost
> contact to my keyboard, then, after connecting another keyboard (usb, this
> time), i've lost contact with my usb mouse, too. at this point the music was
> strangely still playing. this is my home f14 computer. i hope nobody
> backported the pulseaudio problem to f14 :) i've enabled the ssh server and
> i'll report back if anything new shows up.
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