[linux-audio-dev] Other real-time options

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Fri Apr 8 17:32:52 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 05:12 -0400, Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> Right now, Con's patch does 1 and 3, while Ingo's does 1 and 2 (though
> Con says Ingo's patch could also do 3).

Ingo's patch allows 3 to be done in userspace, by an "RT watchdog"
process that runs as root, and wakes occasionally to check for runaway
RT tasks & kill or demote them.

>  Would people here be happy with
> any of those and try to convince kernel developers that there's really a
> need for real-time (some still aren't convinced) and that one of these
> solution is acceptable?

I think they are already convinced.  It looks like Ingo's solution will
get merged (it's in -mm already).

Con's solution is considered "better" but too intrusive to merge anytime


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