[ardour-users] What kernel are you running?

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Tue Mar 16 19:53:52 PST 2004

It would be great if people responding to this thread could also
include what specific computer hardware and audio interface they are using
with their 2.6......  especially when their experience is especially
good or bad.


Geoffrey Wossum wrote on Tue, 16-Mar-2004:

 > On Tuesday 16 March 2004 10:01 am, Nathan Funk wrote:
 > > I recently switched from a 2.4.22-gentoo-r2 kernel to the 2.6.4-mm1. It
 > > supposedly is specially tuned for multimedia and desktop applications. I
 > > barely noticed any difference. Having Alsa in the kernel is nice, but no
 > > major benefit. Reduced latency on the desktop (KDE 3.2) was barely
 > > noticable. And I ran into semi-random freezes. For example when I
 > > started qjackctl the system froze, and I also had to other complete
 > > freezes possibly related to audio.
 > I've been running 2.6.3 for a while, straight gentoo-dev-sources, not the 
 > sys-kernel/mm-sources.  I was running 2.4.20-gaming 
 > (sys-kernel/gaming-sources) before.  Ardour's performance is neither better 
 > nor worse on my laptop or my desktop.  I can run it reliably all the time 
 > with 5.8 ms latency, and only get occasionally xrun when I run it at 2.9 ms 
 > latency.  
 > I've been happy with the 2.6 series so far.  DMA transfer for CD/DVD burners 
 > (finally!), X feels snappier (had to turn down my mouse acceleration), my 
 > compile times have gone down some (better disk scheduler?), and better ACPI 
 > support on my laptop.  I don't have any negative things to say about 2.6 so 
 > far.

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