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    SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.8-rc2-L2, preemptable hardirqs
    On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 01:05, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > * Lee Revell <> wrote:
    > if your soundcard doesnt share the irq line with any other 'heavy'
    > interrupt then you can make the irq 'direct' via a simple change to
    > arch/i386/kernel/irq.c, change this line from:
    > #define redirectable_irq(irq) ((irq) != 0)
    > to:
    > #define redirectable_irq(irq) (((irq) != 0) && ((irq) != 10))
    > (if the soundcard is on IRQ 10).
    > does such a change combined with v=3 fix the latencies you are seeing?

    With L2, 1:3, max_sectors_kb=256, and the above change, the performance
    is truly amazing. Over 20 million interrupts, on a 600Mhz machine, the
    worst latency I was able to trigger was 46 usecs. There does not seem
    to be any adverse affect on any aspect of the system.

    This looks like the perfect setup for a DAW.


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