Subject: Re: [ecasound] delays using real-time w/redhat 7
From: Kai Vehmanen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 00:51:03 EET
On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux(sid) with pIII 500, 192MBRAM, and SBAWE and XWAVE master
> I have never been able to run decently stably with anything more
> than :
> ecasound -r -b:1024 -a:1 ....
> And it is, just marginally bearable.
Hmm, have you "tuned" your harddrives? Especially important is enabling
dma-transfers. If dma-mode is disabled (this is quite common), it's
difficult to do any kind of disk streaming (reliably htat is). See Dave
Phillips' latency article at
... and under the title "How latency can be minimized?".
>> Is anyone really able to work with that low amount of buffersize ?
>> If a LL kernel allows me to do that, I would look into it for sure ;)
>> in fact, I've been looking at the patch in the last hour...
Well, the various low-latency patches and tips really do make a
difference. But it's important to keep in mind, that latency problems
come from various different sources. You have disk-i/o latency,
kernel scheduling latency, hardware level delays, driver/kernel
implementation specific latency, and of course, application level
latency, etc etc ...
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