[LAU] 200 lines kernel patch

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Nov 20 13:26:45 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM, Atte André Jensen <atte at email.dk> wrote:
> Hi
> Aparently a new, 200 lines kernel patch have been buzzing the web lately,
> supposedly it should provide a much more responsive desktop.
> But this userspace alternative should be even better:
> http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/alternative-to-200-lines-kernel-patch.html
> Anyone heard of it, tried it and/or has any thoughts whether it has anything
> to offer on a DAW?

it doesn't look terribly relevant because a DAW is going to schedule
most threads that matter with SCHED_FIFO. these threads will be
scheduled by a different set of rules than SCHED_OTHER (i.e. most of
the desktop threads, and the scheduling class that is affected by the
patch). that's not to say it might not still make things feel a bit
better, but it won't really make lower latencies possible etc. etc.. I

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