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    SubjectRe: new IRQ scalability changes in 2.3.48
    On Tue, Mar 14, 2000 at 12:09:53AM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > So you can have a high priority thread that can process audio in real
    > time (for example), or a softmodem user space driver (other completely
    > random example). Note that RTLinux isn't really suitable for those --
    > RTLinux isolates the real time process too much. And super-hard isn't
    > required for those applications anyway.

    That's exactly why it gets very low latency without making Linux more
    complicated or slow. The vast majority of users either need hard realtime
    or don't and in both cases, the simplicity and high performance of
    Linux kernel is critical. If you want to sacrifice the core
    value of the kernel, you should need a compelling argument.
    BTW: there are RTLinux apps that process audio.

    Victor Yodaiken
    FSMLabs is a servicemark and a service of
    VJY Associates L.L.C, New Mexico.

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