Memfd Transport Now Enabled By Default For PulseAudio
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 10 September 2016 at 09:11 AM EDT. 22 Comments
MULTIMEDIA --
With this summer's PulseAudio 9.0 release was support for Memfd-based transport. That support is now enabled by default in time for PulseAudio 10.

This feature is about using Memfd on modern versions of the Linux kernel as a transport / shared memory method in place of the existing POSIX SHM shared memory transport. Memfd has been around since Linux 3.17 and this transport method for PulseAudio should be more secure and modern -- for allowing better sandboxing/container support, etc.

The commit reads, "memfd support was introduced in 9.0, but disabled by default. No issues have been reported - now is a good time to enable it by default."

Look for this change in the upcoming PulseAudio 10.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Multimedia News
Popular News This Week