64 Studio Kernel . . .is it a low latency kernel?
I suppose this is a n00b question, fair enough, I'm still a n00b. Is the kernel for 64 Studio a low latency kernel? I know there are some other distro's with kernels that have been specifically compiled with low latency in mind, namely, Ubuntu Studio. I've played around a tad bit in Ubuntu Studio, but I wanted to give 64 Studio a shot as it has an AMD64 kernel compiled and I'm running an AMD64 Chipset. Ubuntu Studio has a generic kernel so I thought I might be able to get a bit more performance out of the AMD64 kernel using 64 Studio. It seems to zoom right along. However, I am having trouble getting Jack to drop to lower latency. I wasn't sure if that was because 64 Studio doesn't have a inherent low latency kernel, or if I am just a total n00b and haven't set jack up properly. The only thing I can offer is that when I ran my M-Audio Duo in WinXP, I could get the latency down to 4ms. 40+ ms seems to be where Jack is comfortable in 64 Studio. If I go try to go lower, I get a mass proliferation of xruns. A second question, somewhat related, is, how do I read the xruns? It starts at 0(0) in green, but then I sometimes get 8(8) in red, or even something like 8(25) in red. What do these numbers mean? Lastly I should mention my current settings. Sample Rate: 48000, Frames: 512, Periods: 2