Originally I'm interested in audio/video processing.
Using Alsa/Jack/Laddca in realtime needs that: http://jackit.sourceforge.net/docs/faq.php#q5
So you mean I can install sources of my current kernel (2.4.20-20-9)
and build it on my own with what properties?


Mike A. Harris wrote:
On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Michal Zeravik wrote:

I'm using redhat9 shrike and have couple of questions:
Will be here a stable release of Fedora?

Of course.  Fedora Core 1, by definition will be the stable OS 

Can I upgrade Shrike directly to Fedora?

Yes.  But upgrades from any beta release to Fedora Core 1 might 
or might not work - it's never guaranteed.

Does Fedora have the same patches in kernel like in other rh

Hard do answer that without you giving specific references to 
individual patches and then comparing the kernel from Fedora to 
the kernel from a previous release that you're refering to within 
the context of the comparison.  The Fedora Core kernel is 
developed and maintained as it always has been within Red Hat 
Linux in the past.  It is a newer kernel version than what is in 
Red hat Linux 9, so there will of course be differences as some 
stuff has been merged into the upstream kernel, etc. now.

Can I use other patches to kernel (low latency, capabilites, 

There's nothing preventing anyone from patching the kernel with 
whatever they are skilled to engineer a patch for.  Since most 
3rd party patches out in the wild are based upon Linus's official 
kernel releases, as always, they may or may not apply cleanly to 
Red Hat's kernel because our kernel is not a stock Linus kernel.  
Our kernels contain numerous patches, and if the patch you wish 
to apply conflicts with other patches we already ship, then you 
may have to fix things by hand in order for it to apply.  Once it 
applies, it may or may not work at all depending on what the 
external patch is dependant on, and what might have changed in 
our kernel.

Low latency patches have been included in Red Hat kernels for a 
long time.  Not sure what exactly you mean by "capabilities" as 
Linux capability support has been there for years, possibly 
since 2.0.x kernels.  You'd need to clarify that.

Pre-empt patches are not present, and are not really useful
anyway.  I'll leave that as a subject of debate though between
those who care to debate it, and the relevant and knowledgeable 
kernel people.  Or for mailing list archives or google.

Hope this helps.