[LAU] getting better performance on arch/kernel 3.3.4

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Fri May 11 12:59:39 UTC 2012

On Fri, 11 May 2012 08:53:23 +0200
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 08:50 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=51360 says that they're at
> > linux-rt 3.2.16_rt27-1, so I'm OT again, if you insist in using 3.3.4,
> > but perhaps this is the better way to go, using the "default" kernel-rt.
> > 
> > Is 3.3.4 a full preempt kernel?

Jumping into this as a happy Arch user - My studio machine has been
updated within the past couple of weeks.  uname reports:
  3.3.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 14 09:48:37 CEST 2012

I've taken to cloning my root partition before big updates so that if
something does affect performance I can boot the backup partition.
When I was using Planet CCRMA/Fedora, I could keep different kernels
but I had some issues doing that with Arch and lib inconsistencies
if I went too far back, so I've just been basically ping-ponging
between root partitions and hand-configuring grub.  If I weren't 
already adept with such things it might have seemed cumbersome but
I do know it, and it seems consistent with the Arch way.

I've been happy with the 3.3.2 release, though I haven't done a big
recording since the update from whatever's on the old kernel.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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