[linux-audio-user] low latency/preemption

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 19:49:34 EST 2006

On 1/30/06, laulist at mondoseo.com <laulist at mondoseo.com> wrote:
> Hi All:
> As I read it, the low latency kernel patch(es) only apply to kernel 2.4,
> and with kernel 2.6 the only option for
> improving latency is kernel pre-emption.
> Have I got this much right?
> If so, is it better to use a patched 2.4 kernel than a 2.6 kernel with
> pre-emption?
> TIA, Mick

Hi Mick,
   Which is better will probably get some discussion, but from a
practical point of view I'd say that if your distro uses a 2.6 kernel
then you should stick with 2.6. There are probably too many library
issues and other things beyond my limited knowledge that will bite

   I think that most people running a 2.6-ll type kernel will tell you
it works pretty well most of the time. ;-)


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