[LAU] Hardware timers?

Roger gurusonic at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 12:37:51 CEST 2020

On 4/9/20 7:59 pm, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:
> On 02-09-2020 09:28, Roger wrote:
>> On 2/9/20 4:40 pm, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
>>> Roger wrote:
>>>> The wiki guide at https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/system_configuration
>>>> is still a goldmine for setup but it contains some sections of which I
>>>> am unsure whether they are still applicable, including the HW timers
>>>> bit.
>>> It still mentions 2.6 kernels.
>>> Setting max-user-freq for RTC or HPET would be required only if some
>>> application actually accessed these devices directly from user space.
>>> As far as I know, nobody ever did this (because ALSA has its own timer
>>> abstraction), so this has never been applicable.
> Thanks for the clarification!
>>> Regards,
>>> Clemens
>> Thanks, Clemens. I was thinking to contact raboof to remove that section
>> from RealtimeConfigQuickScan as that's still used by quite a few people
>> afaik. Then to gather a task force to update the wiki!
> I'll look into that. More souls aboard is always welcome of course!

I sent a PR yesterday and raboof has accepted it. I think the script is 
up-to-date and relevant with its current tests and recommendations 
although I spotted in the code a few comments of proposals for new 
features. Not sure I can help with those as I don't really know any Perl.

I'm happy to help with the wiki too, although I'm more of a sound 
engineer than Linux audio configurator (is that a word? is now! ;) ).



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