Why? those old audiophile 24/96 cards have nice sound and are worth getting working for some audio recording/creation work, and while the 6000+ cpu is power hungry it is still quite fast.
first problem I noticed was the cpu power stepping causing problems so disabled cool and quiet in bios, so the 14.x lts kernels work at moderate latency
Kernel 5.X does not seem to work, get lots of audio glitches
The older kernels are not compiled with the timer_hz=1000 option
also whilst they say pre-empt the actual option name in the config seems different though that could just be changes in nomenclature
I’m thinking I probably want to take one of those 14.x LTS kernels and generate a custom kernel build from that base, then any updates to that kernel will be posted via pamac so I can rebuild it for security backports… so probably the 4.19 kernel best as longest LTS from today
a) make ice1712 driver in the kernel not module (probably all modules for this mobo and devices I use in kernel)
b) set timer to 1000hz
c) maybe even compile the kernel optimised for this cpu generation, whilst I read an article saying no gain in doing that, that test was done with latest cpu’s, I’m thinking the gains may be better for my old cpu.
d) just generally “scientifically” mess with kernel options, there is loads of stuff in modern kernel this board does not need, but I guess as modules that is not so important, so probably just concentrate on the main gain areas for very low latency audio maybe test full RT option
So, which kernel would you recommend as the base, and are you planning on supporting those kernels as long as LTS dates
Also do you have a good guide for building a kernel the manjaro way.