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LinuxPR: MontaVista Software Embarks Upon Real-Time Characterization of Linux

Feb 29, 2000, 23:36 (0 Talkback[s])

"Provides Test Results, Tools, for Developers Using 100% Linux in Embedded Real-Time Applications."

"MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux® operating system for embedded computers, today unveiled the company's Linux Real-Time Characterization Project. The project provides embedded developers and the open source community with measurement data and tools for describing the real-time responsiveness of off-the-shelf Linux systems. The project demonstrates the broad applicability of the standard Linux operating system kernel, and assists embedded systems designers in establishing the performance parameters of Linux system software running on actual application hardware."

"MontaVista anticipates several phases to its efforts, the first being comprehensive measurement and characterization, carried out on multiple hardware platforms by MontaVista engineering staff. Subsequent phases will include enhancements to the standard Linux kernel for improved determinism and thread scheduling capability, with guaranteed sub-millisecond response times, and the development of a plug-in alternate scheduler. The result of all measurement and development work is being made available to the open source community, and all enhancements and new components developed by MontaVista will be contributed to the Linux community for possible inclusion in future Linux kernel revisions."

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