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AllLinuxDevices: MontaVista and Lineo Debate Issues in Real-Time Dustup

Sep 12, 2000, 18:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"The embedded Linux beat seems quiet enough most of the time: far removed from the scuffles over desktop environments and editor choices, the major players in the field are content to stick to their lanes. Friday, though, a terse e-mail from Lineo took issue with recent claims made by embedded Linux rivals MontaVista."

"...According to Lineo's David Beal, the problem with MontaVista's claims hinge on statements made by MontaVista's Vice President of Engineering Kevin Morgan, who said that the kernel modifications made by his company offer a "relatively fully preemptable kernel."

"Noting the word "relatively" in that statement, Beal says "What he's saying is, this is not hard real-time. It's an improvement, which is always a good thing, but it needs to be represented for what it is..."

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