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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Linux 2.6 Real Time Kernel
On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 03:30:27PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 17:26, stefan.eletzhofer@eletztrick.de wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 02:30:28PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 13:41, Karim Yaghmour wrote:
> > > > Sven-Thorsten Dietrich wrote:
> > > > > - Voluntary Preemption by Ingo Molnar
> > > > > - IRQ thread patches by Scott Wood and Ingo Molnar
> > > > > - BKL mutex patch by Ingo Molnar (with MV extensions)
> > > > > - PMutex from Germany's Universitaet der Bundeswehr, Munich
> > > > > - MontaVista mutex abstraction layer replacing spinlocks with mutexes
> > > >
> > > > To the best of my understanding, this still doesn't provide deterministic
> > > > hard-real-time performance in Linux.
> > >
> > > Using only the VP+IRQ thread patch, I ran my RT app for 11 million
> > > cycles yesterday, with a maximum delay of 190 usecs. How would this not
> > > satisfy a 200 usec hard RT constraint?
> >
> > I think the keyword here is "deterministic", isn't it?
>
> Well, depends what you mean by deterministic. Some RT apps only require
> an upper bound on response time. This is a form of determinism.

Yes. But can you give that upper bound "a priori", that is w/o doing
measurements with your application?

Without that I think its impossible to get _guaranteed_ upper
bounds, regardles of the application running. I think thats what
"hard real-time" is all about.

Stefan

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