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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Real time for what?
Posted Nov 13, 2012 16:19 UTC (Tue) by gregkh (subscriber, #8)
I could go on and on. Linux is used for lots of things like this, and has been for years (something like over 85% of the US power production is controlled directly by Linux machines). A lot of these systems use the real-time patches, and others don't, but to think that Linux isn't being used in these type of situations is wrong.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 11:34 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Nov 16, 2012 18:29 UTC (Fri) by jtc (subscriber, #6246)
It's also requires neither a soft nor hard real-time kernel. :-)
[On a complete tangent: Is anyone else getting completely sick of that constantly changing Perforce ad. that adorns the top and upper right side of almost every page on LWN. I find it quite distracting and have to move another window to cover the right side of the page each time I open a new lwn page, so that I don't have the ad. screaming at me all the time while I'm reading! They've been running this ad. for many weeks - it's about time the found a new sponsor. Argghh!]
Posted Nov 16, 2012 18:40 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
LWN doesn't go after individual sponsors, they subscribe to an advertisement service that puts the ads in place based on their own criteria.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 19:12 UTC (Fri) by Trelane (subscriber, #56877)
At the Professional Hacker level or above:
Posted Nov 16, 2012 21:06 UTC (Fri) by jtc (subscriber, #6246)
Damn. I'm a "starving hacker". I'll have to upgrade once I find a job.
Thanks for the info.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 21:07 UTC (Fri) by Trelane (subscriber, #56877)
Posted Nov 13, 2012 16:41 UTC (Tue) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
BTW, one more example I can add is DAQs.
Posted Nov 19, 2012 3:20 UTC (Mon) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Nov 19, 2012 15:36 UTC (Mon) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
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