Re: 2.5.74-mm1

From: Davide Libenzi (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 12:58:06 EST

On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> That's not correct in this case, because the sound servicing routine is
> realtime, which makes it special. Furthermore, Zinf is already trying to
> provide the kernel with the hint it needs via PThreads SetPriority but
> because Linux has brain damage - both in the kernel and user space imho - the
> hint isn't accomplishing what it's supposed to.
> As I said earlier: trying to detect automagically which threads are realtime
> and which aren't is stupid. Such policy decisions don't belong in the
> kernel.

Having hacked a little bit with vsound I can say that many sound players
do not use at 100% the buffering the sound card/kernel is able to provide
and they still use 4-8Kb feeding chunks. That require very short timings
to not lose the time.

- Davide

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