[gst-devel] gst_init usage

Kumar, Pawan kpawan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 13:25:31 CET 2006

Not able to find the patch. Do you have the link from where I can get this
and try it out.


On 12/13/06, Michael Smith <msmith at fluendo.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 15:00 +0530, Kumar, Pawan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I found that gst_init() takes lot of time to initialize.
> > Is anybody tried to thin down it ?
> > Any suggestions on how to do it ?
> gst_init() loads the registry, and checks that it's up to date. It also
> rebuilds the registry if it's out of date - that's usually the bit
> that's very slow, but it doesn't normally happen (it only occurs if
> you've changed your plugins).
> It shouldn't be overly slow if you have an up to date registry (though
> it's still loading a large XML file and parsing it, then stat()ing all
> the plugins). There's a binary registry patch in bugzilla - I'm not sure
> how complete it is, but that should speed things up a little bit over
> using an XML parser.
> Mike

Pawan Kumar
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