On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 05:21:14PM -0400, Monty Montgomery wrote:
<... massive snippage ...>
> Well, actually, if you want working USB, you don't use Linux.
OK, so, with Firewire going away as an option on many new laptops (and not available at all on netbooks) what are we supposed to do if we have laptops and need to make music? Run Windoze? Go get MacBooks?
I've been using Linux on stage and in the studio with a FastTrack Pro USB for 3 years now. Latency on my systems has been noticeably better than the couple MacBooks running Live or Reason that I've had a chance to play.
> > Most notorious are USB Mice and Cameras. If you must use a
Doesn't the Ingo patchset fix this, or mitigate it?
> The problem is that audio devices use 'isochronous' transfers, which
Interesting, thanks for explaining. I've gotten those -28 errors with my Sprint wireless USB card in combination with USB external drives and USB flash drives, and wondered WTF was up. Haven't had any such errors with audio-- probably because I unplug and turn off everything except my keyboard controller and audio interface whenever I'm working.
All that said, I'd be very happy to use a forked version of the Linux kernel that has all this USB and scheduler stuff fixed and cleaned up for better audio support, and is isolated from the mainline churn. if the mainline maintainers don't want it, then so what. I'd love to have a patch for USB fixen which could be compatible with whatever Ingo patches are available for whatever kernel it was forked off of. It's the kind of thing I'd only need to change or update once every several years anyway.
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