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    SubjectRe: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]
    On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 02:33:58PM -0400, Mark Mielke wrote:
    > From what I understand, Linux _is_ being considered for RT applications
    > by quite a few heavy-weights in the field including IBM, Intel and quite
    > a few others.

    Uhm, that shows that you don't have _any_ idea what's going on in the
    automation field. IBM is an IT company, and Intel is a processor
    manufacturer. We are talking about the world of signal processors and PLCs
    here, where companies like Siemens, ABB, Schneider etc. are the big
    players.

    > My limited observations suggest that the primary reasons people do not
    > use Linux for their RT applications are:
    >
    > 1) They don't trust it for 'high availability'.

    Not correct.

    > 2) They already have their application mostly written, or
    > completely written, for some other RT operating system, and
    > it would cost too much to switch.

    You would be wondering how fast you can port an application for another
    RTOS to RTAI. There is even a module for RTAI/LXRT which lets you run
    Matlab/RTW code natively on RTAI...

    Robert
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