[pulseaudio-discuss] no output from pulseaudio on embedded arm platform

Arun Raghavan arun.raghavan at collabora.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 00:22:25 PDT 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 07:30 +0100, Jan Pohanka wrote:
> Hello,
> thank you for the answers. I have pulseaudio working now. The last thing  
> I'm not sure about is how to handle its memory requirements.
> > PulseAudio tries to allocate 64MB per default I think, maybe too much;  
> > can
> > be configured...
> Do you please know what is the minimal memory requirements for pulseaudio?  
> 64MB is the whole memory available on my system. I noticed that daemon  
> running for single user eats ~26MB...

It should not be that high. The 64MB number is virtual memory, not
physical. The RSS for the daemon from my observations has been in the
3-4MB range on a couple of ARM-based devices. That's with the default
config though, and there are likely ways to decrease this.

-- Arun

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