Re: 2.6.17-rc2+ regression -- audio skipping

From: Lee Revell
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 17:30:42 EST

On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 22:24 +0200, Rene Herman wrote:
> Hi list.
> 2.6.17-rc2 (and 3 and 4) make my audio skip. Audio player is ogg123
> running in an xterm. Browsing heavy sites (say, eBay) with Firefox
> gets me audio underruns quickly. This does not happen on
> 2.6.17-rc1 and earlier (I just tested extensively; quite impossible to
> generate underruns on -rc1, quickly on -rc2 and later).
> It's not ALSA; reverted */sound/* from the rc1-rc2 interdiff. It's also
> not cfq-iosched.c. Any likely culprits in there? (I'm not a GIT user).

I would suspect the scheduler interactivity patches. Please confirm
this by running ogg123 at nice -20 - do the underruns persist?


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