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SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
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On Wednesday 09 January 2002 12:00 pm, Alan Cox wrote:
> > The high-end audio synth guys claim that two milliseconds is getting
> > to be too much. They are generating real-time audio and they do
> > have more than one round-trip through the software. It adds up.
>
> Most of the stuff I've seen from high end audio people consists of
> overthreaded, chains of code written without any consideration for the
> actual cost of execution. There are exceptions - including
> people dynamically compiling filters to get ideal cache and latency
> behaviour, but not enough.
>
> Alan

News flash: people are writing sub-optimal apps in user space.

Do you want an operating system capable of running real-world code written by
people who know more about their specific problem domain (audio) than about
optimal coding in general, or do you want an operating system intended to
only run well-behaved applications designed and implemented by experts?

Rob
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