Re: realtime kernel for Debian
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
>> I do use a real-time kernel on a Debian based system for one of my
>> customers (but I have to recompile the kernel anyway because I do other
>> customizations) and I have good reasons to do so because I can't suffer
>> serial overrun and I must ensure that the serial interrupt handler
>> is run in the required time and that no other (kernel) task has higher
> These *other customizations* are important to rt-kernel.
No they are not. It's a supplementary driver only.
By -rt kernel, I refer to the patch set maintained by Thomas Gleixner and
The patch set is progressively integrated in Linus's tree but there's
still some work left and it will likely continue to exist for a long time.
FWIW LWN has articles about its (progressive) integration.
Of course, if we add a -rt flavor, we should have someone willing to
maintain it within the kernel team.
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