[arch-proaudio] limits.conf for jack

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Wed Dec 27 12:59:17 UTC 2017

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 12:56:16PM +0100, David Runge wrote:

> >On 27 December 2017 at 04:39, David Runge <dave at sleepmap.de> wrote:
> >> Addditionally, it should create the system group realtime (using
> >> systemd-sysusers), to decouple the realtime priorities from the audio
> >> group.

I'm not sure this is a good idea. 

There is no reason why application classes that require realtime
or locked memory (audio, video, sdr,...) should all have the same

The way limits.conf works is that you can have any matrix of
users/groups vs. limits. Accessing each individual limit (e.g.
realtime) only via a single dedicated group (which seems to be
the underlying idea) takes away that degree of freedom.



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