[LAU] 3.10-rt kernels unusable

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Aug 28 05:56:56 UTC 2013

On 08/26/2013 02:00 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi :)
> on my machine 3.10.6-rt3 and 3.10.9-rt5 x86_64 don't work properly.
> Linux 3.10.9 doesn't cause issues. The last kernel-rt I used before the
> 3.10-rt kernels was 3.8.13-rt14, not used for audio production, but for
> daily desktop usage without issues.

Hi Ralf,
I'm trying out 3.10.9-rt5 and it does not seem different so far from 
3.8.13-rt14, which for me had been the best performer I had seen so far. 
This is on Fedora 17 and 19 and on different computers (desktop, 
laptop), with everything optimized for audio.

-- Fernando

> When running 3.10.9-rt5 even a terminal can't be opened anymore.
> Xfce-terminal and xterm open without a prompt, Ctrl+Alt+F-keys don't
> work. A shutdown does start delayed and then takes an hour without
> completely finishing.
> Does a 3.10-rt kernel work for someone on x86_64 architecture without
> issues? The mobo is an ASUS M2A-VM HDMI with an AMD Athlon dual-core 2.1
> GHz, BE-2350 and 4 GiB RAM.
> Only tested with Arch Linux, perhaps I should test linux-3.10-rt on
> Ubuntu Studio too, not done until now, because building takes around two
> hours.

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