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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Summary

The term real-time is meaningless unless you qualify it with a deadline and an acceptable miss rate. When you know that you can determine whether or not Linux is a suitable candidate for the operating system and, if so, begin to tune your system to meet the requirements. Tuning Linux and your application to handle real-time events means making it more deterministic so that it can process data reliably inside deadlines. Determinism usually comes at the price of total throughput so a real-time system is not going to be able to process as much data as a non-real-time system.

It is not possible to provide mathematical proof that a complex operating system like Linux will always meet a given deadline, so the only approach is through extensive ...

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