[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] [ANN] E-Radium V0.61b

From: Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <rzewnickie@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 19:44:32 EEST

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 06:31:21PM +0200, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:49:11 -0400
> Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <rzewnickie@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> > > Correct, it's not an issue for apps driven by hardware interrupts like
> > > JACK, because the sound card consumes data at a constant rate. But for
> > > MIDI or video where you have to periodically push data to the device it
> > > matters.
> > What is driving the kernel-devs to regress on this issue?
> Well, i suppose it's a tradeoff between throughput and responsiveness.
> Larger timeslices increase system throughput (less time is spent in the
> scheduler) while smaller timeslices increase responsiveness.

I expected something like this. But, I guess my question was more, who
is complaining about HZ=1024? To which I guess the answer would be
everyone who is more concerned about throughput than latency. Though,
somehow I think that everyone needs a good balance between the two.

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