Joint Opportunities for Real-Time Linux and Real-Time Systems Research
Source: University of North Carolina
Based on lessons learned in developing and maintaining LITMUSRT, arguments in favor of an intensified collaboration between the academic and the open-source real-time communities are presented, and several ways in which ongoing efforts in these two communities may benefit each other are outlined. Some (unfortunately) commonly-encountered sources of friction and mutual misconceptions, which result from differing backgrounds and objectives in these two communities, are exposed, with the goal of finding common ground. Further, a "Wish list" is presented of possible additions and changes to PREEMPT-RT that would enhance Linux's viability as the "Platform of choice" for real-time-systems research.