[linux-audio-user] Realtime not working on Debian testing... why?

David dplist at free.fr
Wed Nov 15 14:52:02 EST 2006

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:15:04 -0600
"Jack O'Quin" <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/14/06, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 03:54 +0100, David wrote:
> > > But there would be no point in using the realtime LSM or the RT
> > > rlimit on a non RT kernel. True ?
> >
> > No, not true.  Normal kernels can run realtime applications too.
> > They just don't perform as well.
> Right.  And vanilla kernels perform well enough for most audio
> applications to work just fine.  At this point, the RT kernel patch
> is really only necessary for squeezing out very low latency.
> One could argue that RT kernels should provide more reliable
> realtime operation (fewer glitches), but this must be balanced
> against the extra risk of running a non-standard kernel.  Which
> is *actually* more reliable can best be determined by testing
> your own applications on your own system.

Thank you Lee and Jack.


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