[ardour-users] OT - 2.6.11 kernels for audio

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 13:03:06 PDT 2005

On Apr 11, 2005 12:56 PM, Rob Fell <robin.fell at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> >    Anyone doing 2.6.11 yet? What's your experience? How did you patch
> > to make Ardour work well.
> I'm currently running 2.6.11-rc4-RT-V0.7.39-02.  Stock sources plus
> Ingos RT patches.

That sounds about like what I'm looking for. My current kerenl before
trying to jump up to 2.6.11 is 2.6.9-rc2-mm4-VP-S7 and then
variations. (-lsm, noACPI, etc.)  I did all of this last October and
then promptly forgot what's what. Every time this is a learning

Can you point me toward Ingo's stuff. I'm trying to Google for it but
I seem to be buried in nothing but lkml emails...
> Since I'm using the ZLM on my delta-1010 I don't run particularly low
> latencies - I have been able to get reliable 5ms(ish) on my now ageing
> 1.3GHz Duron.  Apparently there is an issue with my kernel between ext3
> and low-lat performance - which explains why I'm not able to go below
> 5ms(ish) reliably.
> If I were doing it again I'd either (a) check-out the Gentoo kernels, or
> (b) pick a kernel to match Ingos latest RT patchset.

Yeah, I should probably pay more attention to possibly the ck kernel?
Any comments from your perspective on which kernel might be the best
for running low latency audio as a normal user?

Thanks much,

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