[linux-audio-dev] kernel 2.6.18, -19 etc
Jens M Andreasen
jens.andreasen at chello.se
Fri Dec 15 20:42:05 UTC 2006
Just to clearify ...
I believe that the RT patches that have been helpful to us in years,
will also be helpful for corporations, better utilizing their fancy
multiprocessor hardware, avoiding spinning in vain waiting ...
So I am not afraid, no ;-) The PHB's are :-D
On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 21:24 +0100, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 22:00 +0200, Jussi Laako wrote:
> > Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> > > Now that mingo's (et al) RT patches are coming into mainstream, what is
> > > the corporate rationale behind it and the running order of urgency?
> > >
> > > I am fishing for some information on; if it is the disk-drives, the
> > > network drivers, the usb stack or something else that I am too ignorant
> > > to have noticed?
> > >
> > > What worries me the most, is corner-cases on network, blocking multiple
> > > cpu's.
> > Isn't the functionality conditional and selected at configure time? I
> > wouldn't be too worried about it. It also forces broken drivers to be
> > fixed which is only a good thing. This is a bit similar to the situation
> > when kernel pre-emption was introduced.
> Yes, but the pathces are introduced and applied a bit at the time for
> each official kernel version. At 2.6.19 we can read mingo's own comment
> over at slashdot that 'now 50% has gone in'. Friend of order would like
> to what half of which is accepted and why.
> Kernel conf is hard enough without knowing what to look for, really!
> > - Jussi
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