On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 21:09:06 +1000 Norberto Meijome <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 16:29:34 +0800 > Ariff Abdullah <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Show me the output of > > > > #fstat|grep > > #'\(\(dsp\|audio\|dspW\|mixer\)[0-9]\|\(snd\|midi\)stat\)' > > > > .. before/after opening skype. > > Hi Ariff :) > > I haven't had the problem since.But i decided to check with > fstat...and I was amazed at the number of file descriptors (to > /dev/[sound_related]) that skype keeps open. > > I use skype extensively, both for chat + voice. I've had skype > running for over 12 hours, probably 24 hours (my uptime says 1 day > 21 hours...so maybe as long as that). When I run your command, I > got 2700+ entries - all but 2 were skype's! You can see it for > yourself at > > http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/20070706/withskype_12hrs+.txt > > I then shut down skype : > http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/20070706/b4skype.txt > > And opened it again, waited it to log in and go another snapshot: > http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/20070706/withskype.txt (no > changes really). > > I then did a test call to the skype test call bot, while the call > was running i got: > http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/20070706/skype_1_call.txt > > which is , i suppose, ok... but AFTER the call, I still had several > entries left over: > http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/20070706/skype_1_call_finished.txt >
Most of it are actually duplicates due to spawning threads or child forks, so it is safe to ignore it. > Is this normal / expected? > It is as "normal/expected" as it is since I don't have any skype sources to examine with :) . Why it leaves so many dangling opened devices is beyond my comprehension. -- Ariff Abdullah FreeBSD ... Recording in stereo is obviously too advanced and confusing for us idiot ***** users :P ........
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