[Asterisk-Dev] mpg123 eats resources ....

Iain Stevenson iain at iainstevenson.com
Mon Mar 17 03:15:24 MST 2003

--On Saturday, March 15, 2003 12:11 pm -0600 Steven Critchfield 
<critch at basesys.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 11:42, Iain Stevenson wrote:
>> I don't know if anyone else has seen this but it's happened to me twice
>> now.  After a while, mpg123 starts to chew up system resources - in my
>> case  it caused a CPU load of 86% somewhat impacting performance ;-)  Is
>> there  any way this could be caused by asterisk or is mpg123 simply
>> broken?
> Do you know what file it was on at the time. You might want to make sure
> there arn't any variable bit rate files, and that mpg123 will play each
> of the files fine on a system with a soundcard.
> --

It wasn't playing anything at the time - idle mpg123 processes just seem to 
develop a problem after a while.  I've installed a fresh copy (from source) 
to see how it goes.


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