[LAU] XanMod kernel
rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 20:18:01 CEST 2020
I was quite surprised by the performance of the realtime kernel in
Debian. I've got no numbers, but I did experience less xruns. Overall it
felt surprisingly better then the default kernel.
On 6/4/20 11:25 AM, nik at parkellipsen.de wrote:
> Hmm I never felt any advantage using RT kernels, either, at least in the recent
> years, so I wonder if they still have any advantage in 2020 ? And that's not a rhetorical
> question, I really wonder what contemporary use cases for RT kernels in the audio world are.
> I feel like these kernel-tuning approaches date back to times when desktop responsiveness
> etc. were much more serious issues. Might be wrong here, of course.
> Robert Jonsson wrote on 04.06.2020 10:04 (GMT +02:00):
>> Thanks for bringing this up, I wasn't aware that there were prepackaged
>> "high performance" kernels available.
>> I briefly tried the xanmod-rt kernel on a laptop that has given me a lot
>> xrun grief.
>> This was kubuntu 20.04 and the first kernel I tried was xanmod-rt,
>> installation was very easy so I can recommend people trying it out,
>> switching between kernels during boot is usually simple.
>> Anyway, this kernel did not complete the boot sequence so .. not that
>> great. Then I tried the xanmod-rt-edge (or something along those lines).
>> does boot but sadly does very little to improve the xrun situation.
>> This is anecdotal and I'm inclined to think there is something seriously
>> wrong with this laptop which makes it inherently rt-unfriendly. But I will
>> do more tests as I'm basically a bit disappointed with the realtime-ness
>> I've been able to achieve on various hardware lately. I really thought it
>> would be easier to achieve reliable performance at, say 44100 and 128
>> It's been a long time since I tried any competing operating systems so I
>> might be wrong and assume too much, but I'm pretty sure OS X can do this
>> a quite stable way.
>> Den tis 2 juni 2020 kl 12:48 skrev Roger <gurusonic at gmail.com>:
>>> Anyone here using or had experience with XanMod kernels? -
>>> I'm currently using Debian Buster with recent Liquorix which works quite
>>> well but am now dipping my feet into keyboard-playing waters and wonder
>>> if it's worth trying.
>>> It does show some advantages in a recent Phoronix test compared to
>>> Liquorix -
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