[linux-audio-user] Re: [Jackit-devel] 2.6.10

Spencer Russell Spencer.Russell at oberlin.edu
Thu Dec 30 21:40:49 EST 2004

I'm not all that familiar with the kernel development process, so
forgive me is this is a naive or rude questions, but does anyone
know if Andrew or Ingo are releasing patch sets for the 2.6.10
release version? I was having a lot of trouble with my touchpad
and wifi card with the 2.6.10-rc kernels, but they seem to work
find with 2.6.10, and it'd be great to have the best of both

On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 08:58:08PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 00:07 +0100, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> Yes, of course the RT kernel is a lot better, but I agree with Jack that
> it's important to have good realtime support in the base kernel.
> Previous Linux kernels were much worse than the proprietary
> alternatives, so having a kernel release that's as good or better is a
> huge milestone.  Can you imagine Linux owning the server space the way
> it does now, if you had to patch the kernel to get superior performance?
> Linux got huge in this area because you could take it and install apache
> out of the box on a spare machine and get better server performance than
> the proprietary guys.
> Anyway, everyone's goal is to get the performance of the RT kernel out
> of the stock kernel anyway.  So we should figure out what else needs to
> go upstream before 2.6.11.  I think in order for it to get much better
> we need the softirq and hardirq threading stuff upstream and turning the
> might_sleeps into preemption points - IOW the original aspects of VP.
> I would still like to see a comparison between RT and DESKTOP.  I think
> it's reasonable that we could get PREEMPT_DESKTOP like performance out
> of the vanilla kernel very soon.
> Lee 

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