[PlanetCCRMA] jackd xruns problem: solved?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Aug 14 08:28:01 2004

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 01:17:52 -0700, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Then I tried to compile a 2.6.8-rc4 with CK2 and.. no more xruns!
> > (with # jackd --realtime -Rv -d alsa -p 128 -n 3 -r 44100
> >  and same applications running).
> > 
> > I must admit, I didn'to do hard testing by now, but
> > I think it could be encouraging!
> There has been a lot of progress in the last few weeks. I'm currently
> running 2.6.8rc4 plus Ingo Molnar's volutary scheduling O5 and it is
> looking very very good. The gurus are hard at work tracking hard stuff
> that deals with mlockall...[*]

How serious are the mloclall problems? Any chance of throwing an RPM or
kernel source over the fence?
> [*] ... so no luck yet with getting a proper patch for the radeon video
> cards :-(

Which kind of radeon is it? The FireGL based chips (fglrx), or the others?
I've got a fglrx based chip in my laptop and its a right pain generally,
if it hindered reatime performance that would make it even more anoying.

- Steve