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SubjectRe: interrupt latency
http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html contains an index to a number of
Linux distributions. Check out the embeded kernels. They include some
Realtime mods. As an example, RTLinux claims to do hard realtime by
running the Linux kernel as it's lowest priority task. This is supposed
to allow serious realtime work without having to mess too much with
the kernel.

Wessler, Siegfried wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am running and will in near future kernel 2.4.18 on an embedded system.
>
> I have to speed up interrupt latency and need to understand how in what
> timing tasklets are called and arbitraded.
.....
> What's behind it: We patched NMI and do some stuff we have to do very
> regularly in there. After NMI we have to quiet fast start a kernel or even a
> user space function with low latency. Also I measured 8 milliseconds after a
> hardware interrupt before the corresponding interrupt function is called. At
> RTI time it is even longer (around 12 microseconds). Need to find a way to
> exactly understand why, and maybe speed up a bit.
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