LinuxDevices: Linux Kernel Gains New Real-Time Support
Oct 15, 2006, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Additional real-time technology will be incorporated into the
mainline Linux kernel starting with version 2.6.18, TimeSys
reports. The real-time support, which previously had to be
installed as kernel patches, was developed in part by TimeSys
senior open source developer Thomas Gleixner, the company says.
"Gleixner was the main author of Linux's hrtimer
(high-resolution timer) subsystem, and has been a major contributor
to Ingo Molnar's real-time preemption patch. The changelog for the
2.6.18 kernel reflects the addition of 136 patches authored by
Gleixner, along with 143 from Molnar, who works for Red Hat..."