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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Linux 2.6 Real Time Kernel
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On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 05:21, John Richard Moser wrote:
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> Sven-Thorsten Dietrich wrote:
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> | Announcing the availability of prototype real-time (RT)
> | enhancements to the Linux 2.6 kernel.
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> | We will submit 3 additional emails following this one, containing
> | the remaining 3 patches (of 4) inline, with their descriptions.
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> | Download:
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> | Patches against the Linux-2.6.9-rc3 kernel are available at:
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> | ftp://source.mvista.com/pub/realtime/Linux-2.6.9-rc3-RT_irqthreads.patch
> | ftp://source.mvista.com/pub/realtime/Linux-2.6.9-rc3-RT_mutex.patch
> | ftp://source.mvista.com/pub/realtime/Linux-2.6.9-rc3-RT_spinlock1.patch
> | ftp://source.mvista.com/pub/realtime/Linux-2.6.9-rc3-RT_spinlock2.patch
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> | The patches are to be applied to the linux-2.6.9-rc3 kernel in the
> | order listed above.
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> Does any of this 'work' on x86_64 yet? I heard that Ingo's voluntary
> pre-empt was x86 only and didn't work on amd64; this stuff's kinda new,
> does it work outside x86 yet?
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> I'd like to see what these kinds of things do. :)


No it's x86 only right now. The mutex is partly in assembly, and the
IRQ threads that we are using are (both of them) x86 only.

Daniel Walker

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