Linked by James Ingraham on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:36 UTC
Linux I don't actually have a reason for trying to build a Linux kernel with the CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT patch set. There's no way I can even measure the impact of it. Still, I felt like having a "real-time" Linux box, and set out to make one. Little did I know how difficult it would be to even get started.
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Since you decided to use ArchBang ...
by r00kie on Thu 12th Apr 2012 23:29 UTC
r00kie
Member since:
2009-12-10

I suppose you could have searched the Arch User Repository (AUR) before having a whole lot of work.

There is already a PKGBUILD ready to use for linux-rt, just download, tar xf, cd, makepkg, wait, pacman -U, adjust menu.conf, reboot. For that extra something there is linux-rt-ice which mixes the rt patched and tuxonice.

You really got to love Arch :p

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froh Member since:
2009-03-01

Ugh, that sounds awfully similar to running Gentoo

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drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I guess I can see the similarity...

Regardless, the OP was just pointing out that there's already a package for a realtime Linux kernel for Arch Linux, and therefore makes it pretty easy to install.

The other commands they included are just to tell GRUB to boot using the newly installed realtime kernel.

Edited 2012-04-13 12:58 UTC

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ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

But that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun. It was much more about learning the process than the end result.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Or, install yaourt and it becomes a simple:
yaourt linux-rt

Everything else happens automatically, all nicely colour-coded and everything.

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ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

Or, install yaourt and it becomes a simple:
yaourt linux-rt

Everything else happens automatically, all nicely colour-coded and everything.


Not to get TOO far of topic, but any particular reason to prefer yaourt over packer + pacman-color? I went the latter route because that's what most of the ArchBang forum posts seem to use.

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