[linux-audio-user] Which kernel for low latency?

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki eric at zhevny.com
Mon Feb 16 09:34:06 EST 2004


That's interesting. My old pII is slated to become my web/mail/icecast 
server soon. I've been toying with the idea of trying 2.6.x on it for 
that. Your comments move me closer to actually doing it.

On another note ... Do you think it's possible for the 2.6.x kernel to 
_sound_ better? Maybe I'm just being silly, or maybe it's because the 
noisy PII box is turned off at the momemnt, but, things definitely seem 
to sound better coming from my new box with the new kernel. Maybe it's 
just all in my head. :)

-Eric

Robert Jonsson wrote:
  > It's possible 2.6 actually _is_ faster (not as in more mhz). Some of 
the new
> features should definitely make a difference, improved threading and improved 
> scheduler for instance.
> 
> There was a test report posted on slashdot a few weeks ago sporting some 
> server apps running under both kernels. The results where quite astonishing. 
> I think some of the tests showed over 60% (!!!) better performance (don't ask 
> me how they counted, I only skimmed it). 
> Now, testing the kernel with respect to server performance might not have a 
> lot to do with audio/desktop performance but it's definitely a hint.
> 
> /Robert


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