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MP3 - General / Re: Resurrecting/Preserving the Helix MP3 encoder
Last post by maikmerten -
For testing, I disabled the usual Spectre/Meltdown CPU security mitigations ("mitigations=off" as Linux boot parameter). This significantly improved performance.

Binary provided by Case *with* security mitigations (see my previous post):
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real	0m22,239s
user 0m11,178s
sys 0m3,972s

Binary provided by Case *without* CPU security mitigations:
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real	0m15,819s
user 0m10,493s
sys 0m1,701s

The CPU security mitigations impact the speed of system calls. For me, this indicates that the affected hmp3.exe binaries are somehow unusually syscall-heavy. This would also explain why the system would get "unresponsive", as reported.

(The native 64-bit Linux binary doesn't get faster when disabling the security mitigations.)
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MP3 - General / Re: Resurrecting/Preserving the Helix MP3 encoder
Last post by maikmerten -
I don't really think that the architecture of the AMD Zen APUs really is the main problem here. I'm on an AMD Ryzen Pro 4750G (Zen2-based APU), and here's a 64-bit native Linux compile converting a complete CD album (hmp3 -V100 -HF2)

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real	0m9,241s
user 0m9,057s
sys 0m0,184s

Here's a 64-bit Windows compile provided by Case (the binary posted on 2024-04-21 07:32:57) on Linux, in Wine, same input, same parameters:

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real	0m22,239s
user 0m11,178s
sys 0m3,972s

Is the Windows version somehow spamming system calls? The process seems to spend considerable time "elsewhere".

edit:

For completeness sake: My mingw64 win64-cross compile yields very similar results:

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real	0m21,472s
user 0m10,772s
sys 0m3,836s
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CUETools / Re: CUERipper terminates after inserting CD
Last post by korth -
The MusicBrainz Disc ID for the West Side Story log is
https://musicbrainz.org/cdtoc/UYkVGuvwMC.XkM.avZwZp08.XgQ-
which has a lead-in of only 45 sectors but all other track start positions are correct
or https://musicbrainz.org/cdtoc/xFTMOnQBul3gUpbeXhESPk.ESAY-
The CTDB has the MusicBrainz Disc ID as xFTMOnQBul3gUpbeXhESPk.ESAY- for your EAC rip.
http://db.cuetools.net/cd/389847

For the John Patitucci log
The CTDB has the MusicBrainz Disc ID as MmAymsCSMz5gUm1I8J3QeSL.iug- for your EAC rip.
http://db.cuetools.net/cd/682168
All track start positions except the first track match the following MusicBrainz Disc ID
https://musicbrainz.org/cdtoc/VQvpdKGP5j7PHk_tNAP4M_CYRSg-