[LAU] kernel rt-patches future

Joakim Hernberg jhernberg at alchemy.lu
Thu Oct 30 22:43:26 UTC 2014

On Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:21 -0700 (PDT)
Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> I seem to be able to stress the cpu, use the desktop, and run jack at
> 16/2 for hours on end with no xruns at all. Then load an app that
> uses jack and see xruns only while loading or exiting. sure, I don't
> do much synth work, more effects at that latency, but even still, I
> have been very impressed with just the low latency kernel. (i5 at
> 3.4G BTW) I think too, there are more switches in the kernel that can
> be un/set to make it more RT than the average lowlatency version.

Well in the end that is all that counts.  I'm happy it works well for

> I have not done that much system tuning either. I did choose the i5
> on purpose for no HT, chose to use a pci AI and which slot it should
> be in. No wifi, performance mode. Mouse and kb are not USB (in fact
> no USB use at all, now that I think about it) Video is Intel based.

I mainly use an i7, I did however disable HT :)  I did not see many
xruns caused by it in my testing, but they were occasionally there.
The cost was noticably longer build times for wine and the kernel :)



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