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I encourage you guys to install a real-time Linux patch to your kernel....

Real-time computing is insane. After doing alot of research i was mostly seeing benefits for audio equipment, precision hardware and some other stuff.

But after trying to my self, i dont just see a little bit of a performance difference, i see ALOT.

Realtime computing is a whole different ball game....

Now you wont see faster hard drive transfers or tons of extra FPS in games. But what you do see is tons of real world performance gains that are based on latency.

For example, the amount of time it takes to register a key stroke to the computer monitor. Processing tons of small bash commands, opening multiple chrome browsers all at the same time. Even surfing the web seems to be instantaneous... but iam sure you would need a fiber optic connection to notice the difference. Searching your NVME drive for jpg files... open 100 terminals at once.

When it comes to your daily computer use, it feels like your on a whole new system..... Very interesting experiance because when you do research into the real time linux kernel.

Its used in the industry for everything from laser cutting equipment to firing a missile into your house.

But trying it for your self is a whole other game. The experience is simply amazing... I think iam going to make a few you-tube videos of before and after results.

Now if i can manage to get my KVM working on top of this.....

Here is a link to the real time patches if anyone wants to give it a try.



Note that virtual-box and NVIDIA modules wont like being installed on top of a real time kernel as Nvidia does not support the real time kernel.

But it is not that hard to get the Nvidia drivers working for it.

export IGNORE_PREEMPT_RT_PRESENCE=1

Heres 1 part for those, that are willing to give it a go. You wont be disappointed....
 

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When it comes to your daily computer use, it feels like your on a whole new system..... Very interesting experiance because when you do research into the real time linux kernel.

Its used in the industry for everything from laser cutting equipment to firing a missile into your house.
I think that industry this will not agree with your enthusiasm.
Laser cutting equipment at a low budget, this is a toy for hobbyist.
Industry for professional use, this is using Windows XP.
 

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would be great to see you make a video on this, this is the first i hear about it and god damn you make it sound so exciting. Could you show disadvantages also? from the perspective of someone who doesn't know anything about realtime linux but a little about linux, this would be very helpful. I might just join you.
 

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I have a prospective New Years Resolution for Linux fans to consider. Instead of or after you see the power of a realtime kernel, why not start learning the several options that make huge differences in your screern time? Start building your own custom kernels. For me it started with the old school geeky community trying to turn our PCs into an embedded system, where the kernel was so pared down it would fit on a floppy. Then one year I started dabbling in DAW and it didn't take long before I stopped buying 1 inch tape. Then I discovered the reaction time difference in gaming! Whoa! I use a stock kernel for about an hour, a little more than the time it takes to "make olddefconfig", "make -j7", "make modules_install" and a few quick copy and link steps and I''m ready to rock.

Try it. You'll like it.
 
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