"Earlier this month, MontaVista released a proposal to
incorporate real-time processing directly in the Linux kernel. The
proposal has been met with a decidedly mixed reception, even though
MontaVista could stand to lose some business if it goes
"Previously, MontaVista had gotten around real time limitations
in Linux by providing patches, but they say this approach is
expensive and in the long run manufacturers will benefit from
integrated real time.
"Jacob Lehrbaum, product manager for consumer electronics at
MontaVista, says that their announcement is just the first step in
the process of trying to get the community to accept real time at
the kernel level..."