ANNOUNCE: HEAD is open for development again

George Staikos staikos at
Sat Aug 14 18:57:43 BST 2004

On Saturday 14 August 2004 13:19, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> On Saturday, 14. August 2004 16:16, Tim Jansen wrote:
> > On Saturday 14 August 2004 14:37, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> > > Why do you think that mixing in kernel consumes less cpu, produces less
> > > latency? It does not matter if the cycles for resampling filters are
> > > executed in kernel or user context.
> >
> > The context switches are the problem, especially for low-latencies (which
> > need smaller frame sizes and thus more context-switches).
> To be precise, the problem is scheduling latency, not frequency of context
> switches. This used to be a problem with linux before the preemptive
> kernel, the O(1) scheduler, etc. Not a valid argument to put mixing into
> the kernel any more. You can get pretty far with multithreading and
> realtime scheduling.

   Is KDE going to require Linux from now on?

George Staikos
KDE Developer
Staikos Computing Services Inc.

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