Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 21:55 UTC, submitted by Corey Northcutt
Linux "Additional real-time technology will be incorporated into the mainline Linux kernel starting with version 2.6.18, TimeSys reports. The real-time support, which previously had to be installed as kernel patches, was developed in part by TimeSys senior open source developer Thomas Gleixner, the company says. Gleixner was the main author of Linux's hrtimer (high-resolution timer) subsystem, and has been a major contributor to Ingo Molnar's real-time preemption patch. The changelog for the 2.6.18 kernel reflects the addition of 136 patches authored by Gleixner, along with 143 from Molnar, who works for Red Hat."
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RE: Can this help the average user?
by Sodki on Mon 16th Oct 2006 04:03 UTC in reply to "Can this help the average user?"
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Real-time operating systems are NOT for the average user. RTOS are tipically slower, and serve their purpose only on a niche market. That said, I welcome our new real-time overlords.

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