[MPlayer-users] a kernel compile

Krzysztof Duchnowski amidk75 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 10:27:43 CET 2009

Nikos Chantziaras pisze:

> "I've heard" that for multimedia, you should build a kernel with a 
> 1000Hz timer and make it preemptible.  I never benchmarked this 
> (wouldn't even know how), but here the steps to get an "optimized" 
> multimedia, low-latency kernel:

Yes. For "multimedia". With RT kernels XServer tasks are nonimportant 
and you might end up with mplayer decoding every frame without 
skippining or messages "your computer is too slow" but in other hand you 
might not se that on screen because kernel would not have any time to 
refresh the X-screen. Since it's unimportant thing.
Inputs and outputs are most important thing in RT kernels, so it's most 
anticipated with audio/video recordings in realtime.
So yeah, "it's for multimedia"...
Good luck on the new way in life.

Krzysztof 'DK75' Duchnowski
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