Re: [linux-audio-user] clicks and pops

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] clicks and pops
From: Brian Redfern (
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 06:54:27 EET

Yeah, more and more I think the real culprit is Redhat 8.0, I was using
7.3 and had both my systems set for low latency with the 2.4.19 kernel, I
think its the ol' blue curve, it could possibly be the cd, but the
frequncy of over runs I'm getting is really bad, like one every two
seconds. I don't think I'm going to bother running any tests, I just need
to first off try a different window manager, and then if my over runs are
still bad under fluxbox, then I'll at least know its not gnome. But then
if I stop having xruns I don't have to do that work to be back in
shape. I'm just glad its not an issue of needing to upgrade my

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Anthony wrote:

> * Jesse Chappell <> [Nov 19 02 18:52]:
> > Brian Redfern wrote on Tue, 19-Nov-2002:
> >
> > > That's good to know, as i was about to needlessly drop a ton of $$. Part
> > > of the problem is finding both the pre-emptive and low latency scripts for
> > > the particular kernel I'm using (2.4.19), I can find the low latency, and
> > > the 2.5.44 dev kernel comes with prempt built in, but I can't find a
> > > pre-empt kernel patch for 2.4.19, so while I can get decent latency
> > > running things as root, everything is not running as well as it could.
> >
> > The sense I've been getting from the emails over the past 2
> > months is that 2.4.19 with LL and/or preemptive just isn't performing
> > as well as, say, 2.4.18 LL/PE. I have no numbers or proof, just seems
> > like the trend. Might be worth stepping back to 2.4.18 to try
> > out for yourself, unless you can't for other reasons.
> >
> > jlc
> >
> Not that I can disprove your statement, but I think it probably has
> much much more to do with the influx of new people and thus more
> hardware and more variables in general. 2.4.19+LL runs as good as my 17
> or 18 + LL. In other words I can't tell any quantitative difference.
> Who knows what other patches people may have applied not too mention
> choice of kernel options.
> --ant

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