Ardour crash after duplicating 193kB file

  • arek
Posted: Thu, 03/27/2008 - 23:08
Hello everone! I need some help. Maybe your expirience tell me what to do. I run 64Studio 2.0 updated to current 2.1rc AMD64 compilation. I have a few sessions in Ardour, each has about 15 mono tracks and 7min. And here is the problem. For exapmle: Folder with one session has 720MB. I load session and trying to add one bass drum kick sample file 194kB size and duplikate it. After a few steps of duplicating file Ardour stops responding and crash. I can only gues ther is problem with memory. My system cofig is: cpu - Athlon64 3200+ (2.2 GHz) mo-bo - ASUS K8N ram - 1 GB hd1 - 40GB IDE Maxtor - for root - 6 GB on Ext3 fs hd2 - 250GB WDCaviar SATAII - for sessions 60 GB partition on ReiserFS fs I present some data about memoru usage: after loging in: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 138380 879428 0 5764 64140 -/+ buffers/cache: 68476 949332 Swap: 530136 0 530136 after start Ardour - open only firs window with session to choose to open total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 275164 742644 0 7468 157000 -/+ buffers/cache: 110696 907112 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 during opening session: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 396588 621220 0 7948 188220 -/+ buffers/cache: 200420 817388 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 415040 602768 0 7972 204852 -/+ buffers/cache: 202216 815592 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 439036 578772 0 8016 226652 -/+ buffers/cache: 204368 813440 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 464148 553660 0 8060 249484 -/+ buffers/cache: 206604 811204 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 469716 548092 0 8136 249532 -/+ buffers/cache: 212048 805760 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 506316 511492 0 8184 279260 -/+ buffers/cache: 218872 798936 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 and session fully open: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 657308 360500 0 8532 429628 -/+ buffers/cache: 219148 798660 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 after duplicating file few times and ctrl+s ( duplicated file size 194KB) total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 782916 234892 0 8624 439588 -/+ buffers/cache: 334704 683104 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 and another few duplicates and ctrl+s total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1017808 1007688 10120 0 5272 314752 -/+ buffers/cache: 687664 330144 Swap: 2096472 26372 2070100 and after another few duplicates of file and ctrl+s, Ardour crach - cpu load very high, I think about 100%, I can see only graph on panel in IceWM, hdd start oparates intensive and all session crash and I'm back on desktop, jackd still working. I have to start session again. In this example swap usage is low but in other cases when swap was 512MB, it was full so I expand to 2GB. It dosn't help and all is same as described before. Also I have done test session with only two tracks, one for kick track and second for lillte sample file for duplicating. Again, nothing has changed. Is there something I can do to work without this crashes? I can add second 1GB ram module but can it help? Do you need some more data? Best regards Arek P.S. Sorry for my bad eglish.