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  • #11
    Unfortunately, the beta does not seem to have ZFS support. I tried it in the VM using manual partitioning, but did not see any option for ZFS


    • #12
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
      This must hopefully explain the JACK XRuns when using a buffer size of 128.
      Oh dang it Arch team, you really tricked me with that one.


      • #13
        Originally posted by betam4x View Post
        Uthose of you discussing the lowlatency kernel either don't have NVIDIA cards or haven't tried the kernel: it isn't compatible with the proprietary drivers.

        I have used many distros over the years, but I have found Arch to give the best performance in gaming and content editing workloads.
        You obviously are mixing up 'soft' real-time with 'hard' real-time!
        Because NVIDIA's binary driver does work with Ubuntu's "lowlatency" kernel (I use it myself).
        You probably tried out Manjaro's "RT" kernel, which is 'hard' real-time and not recommended for general use.

        So, go ahead & try out Ubuntu's "lowlatency" kernel, as I have found it more responsive than Arch/Manjaro's default kernel.


        • #14
          Originally posted by hax0r View Post
          Hmm now that you mention this it wouldn't be a bad idea to spend a nice evening testing 19.10 beta with Ubuntu's lowlatency kernel and tuned-adm's low-latency-performance predefined that GNOME 3.34's UI is smoother than ever before it could be interesting.

 (RHEL Low Latency Performance Tuning)
          I took a look at the RHEL "tuned" tuning guide You posted and for me the key takeaway was this:
          5.3 What about cpuspeed?
          The cpuspeed service from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has
          been replaced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 by the cpupower service. The cpupower
          service also conflicts with the tuned service in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (because both
          adjust power management settings). tuned must be disabled in order to use cpuspeed, and
          vice-versa. tuned profiles provide the building blocks necessary to approximate
          cpuspeed/cpupower functionality.
          Therefore I still prefer just using "cpupower" rather than "tuned" [which is far more complex] to set the intel_pstate performance governor & intel perf-bias 0 (zero) upon boot for maximum performance, which automatically also leads to lowest latency times with the "lowlatency" kernel.

          Anyway, are You using "tuned" Yourself?
          If so, what settings are You, well, setting?


          • #15
            Originally posted by Linuxxx View Post
            What sets Ubuntu really apart from all the other distros out there is that they give one the option of a low-latency desktop via the "lowlatency" kernel package (1000 Hz + PREEMPT + IRQ threading).

            Here's what some of the other distris are doing:

            Fedora: 1000 Hz, but no PREEMPT

            openSUSE: 250 Hz & had PREEMPT until 4.20, but then silently disabled it for Linux 5.0.

            Debian: 250 Hz & no PREEMPT (Ubuntu's standard "generic" kernel is based on this).

            Arch / Manjaro: 300 Hz + PREEMPT

            Therefore, Ubuntu really does offer a unique Linux kernel configuration not available anywhere else!
            Are there benchmarkable differences with these or is it mostly a "feel" thing?

            I didn't realise there was so much variety between distros.