Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> What do real-time additions to the Linux kernel mean for the real-time
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Real-time processing capabilities are now included in the
>| main release of the Linux kernel, allowing developers to
>| implement embedded Linux systems more easily...
>| ...The release of real-time technology to the masses could
>| make the real-time Linux specialists obsolete. Or, maybe
>| taking the specialization out of real-time Linux could open
>| up the technology to a wider audience - and spark interest
>| in the wares of real-time operating systems makers, who
>| have been doing this for years.
This is very important - having deterministic Kernel behaviour can be
extremely useful in getting 3-mode networking to work, in that the
connection-oriented packet-switched (CO-PS) mode is deterministic in
nature, and thus needs deterministic machines to make it work.
For many kinds of usage, particularly streaming, real-time deterministic
behaviour is far more important than speed (assuming a minimum speed can
I can see dual-processor designs coming along, where one processor runs
"flat-out" in best-effort mode, and the other runs in "rtos" mode for
playing videos, streaming audio, and so on, with dual network ports,
and/or dual-mode networking and a full PBT stack at the bottom of the
machine. Imagine a world where VoIP really works - no jitter!
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
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