[gmpi] Re: Topic 2: Plugin flavors

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 17:08:50 +0000

On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 04:47:20 -0000, Silver Blade wrote:
> I had an idea like this recently (see vst-plugins archive), where the plugin
> interface is implemented in a similar way as winsock, etc. That is, the
> interface manages plugins, I/O etc, and several hosts can access the plugins
> and devices at the same time.
> This would be difficult to implement, however, and I doubt anyone's going to
> want to run more than one host at a time anyway.

Um... In linux its normal to run 5 or more mosts simultaneously, but we
have an architecture that supports that cleanly and easily.

I think that trying to link hosts with plugins is going to be very hard
however, because of the syncronisation issues and interaction with the
kernels scheduler.

- Steve

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