Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI) Now Supports PPC and 2.4 KernelJul 20, 2000, 23:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI) Now Supports PPC and 2.4
--Traditional RTOS IPCs: Semaphores, mailboxes, mutexes, condition variables, FIFOs, shared memory, and RPCs
--UniProcessor and SMP (x86) support
--One-shot and periodic schedulers
--x86 family CPU support
--Motorola PowerPC CPU support
--Linux kernel 2.4 support
RTAI distinguishes itself from other real-time Linux solutions by providing:
** POSIX 1003.1c compatibility - allows programming from a common, fully portable APIRTAI is licensed under the LGPL. Full details regarding the status and changes in this new version of RTAI as well as the download can be found at http://www.rtai.org. Information on the earlier RTAI (v 0.7) can be found at http://www.lineoisg.com/news/012.html.
** Dynamic Memory Allocation - allowing you to, for instance, create one real-time task from another.
** PERL Bindings - allowing simplified soft real-time programming from a scripting environment.
** /proc interface - providing detailed information on the scheduler, FIFOs, interrupts, and memory manager.
** LXRT - allowing the development and deployment of hard real-time applications within standard user space.