Date Added: Jul 2009
Linux over the past few years has gained in popularity as the operating system for embedded networking equipment. Its reliability, low cost and undisputed networking capabilities made it one of the most popular choices for the networking devices. But traditional software network interfaces in Linux do not deliver satisfactory real-time performance. Hence alternative efficient real-time interfaces are required in network monitoring, distributed systems, real-time networking and remote data acquisition applications. So it is necessary to modify the original Linux to meet the real-time requirement.