[linux-audio-user] Ingo's kernel names

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Fri Jul 30 16:11:37 EDT 2004


On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 09:31, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> can someone here maybe shed some light on the naming conventions of
> Ingos volountary preemption patches? What's the difference between Ix,
> Jx and Mx [where x is a positiove integer number]?

A change in the letter represents a major change to the patch, and the
numbers represent bugfixes within an iteration.  Ingo issues a patch,
people report any problems or latency issues, and based on this feedback
he posts a new one.

For example the -L series moves all hardirq processing to the irqd
thread.  I had to hack the kernel source to make the soundcard and RTC
interrupts 'direct'.  In the -M series this can all be done via /proc.

There is not really any point in using anything but the latest version,
because the patches are improving every day.

Lee



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