[linux-audio-user] Linux for live performance

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Tue Mar 28 16:20:13 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 23:03 +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > Even if you build it you have no idea if it will be usable for low
> > latency until you try it.  There's no way to know ahead of time that
> > a machine does not have the ACPI/SMM bug for example.
> The good thing is, that with barebones the manufacturer often tries to
> follow the standards a bit more, because in the long run it will make
> it easier for them as far as support etc. is concerned. These
> barebones are sold under various different brandnames, so they like to
> keep this side of possible failures as small as possible. 

Right, but I don't think there's any standard that says laptops must be
usable for low latency or prohibits the BIOS from implementing ACPI via

The only way to be sure is if there were a vendor who sold laptops
certified for low latency.


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