Realtime - what is it?
Posted Jul 20, 2006 17:36 UTC (Thu) by nevets
In reply to: Realtime - what is it?
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2006: Realtime
I have to disagree about the comment about 95% of the kernel hackers don't care about real-time. Actually, being more specific, they worry about latency, not to the degree of us real-time folks, but they certainly do care. That's why there is a big push to separate out the latency-tracer patches to be merged into mainline. A lot of clean up code has been happily accepted that fixes latency problems.
This is one of the things that most of the kernel hackers agree on. No matter what you think about the RT patch, it definitely has found and was a source of a fix to numerous bugs. Some of the patches were clean ups, others fixed hard to find deadlocks, and several fixed up latency problems. So in general, the RT patch has been good to the Linux kernel in general.
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