Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: [announce] [patch] Voluntary KernelPreemption Patch

From: Florian Schmidt
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 18:08:19 EST

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:25:07 +1200
Andrew McGregor <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It is a PCI bus issue. You simply don't have enough PCI bus cycles
> available to do what you want to do. The resource you're running out of is
> bus bandwidth, and there's nothing to be done about it, other than remove
> the PCI gfx card from the system.
> If you get another dualhead AGP graphics card (anything will do), the
> problem should go away. We have a developer who does lowlatency
> multichannel sound stuff on a machine with a Matrox G450 dualhead card no
> problem. I expect my own system (Radeon 9800 Pro and M-Audio 1010LT audio)
> would be fine dualhead too, although I only run it singlehead at the
> moment. The 1010LT is 10 channels in and out of 24-bit 96kHz audio and
> works great down to 1.5ms buffers, so it is no small bus load itself.


thanks for the advice. I have tried some more pci cards and a very slow Virge 64 or something actually reduced the problem. Not completely though. I think i'll get me one of those G450 dual head cards..

Florian Schmidt

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