[uClinux-dev] uclinux and RTLinux / RTAI

David McCullough davidm at snapgear.com
Wed Mar 12 22:41:43 EST 2003

Jivin John Williams lays it down ...
> Hi,
> Can anybody give me a run-down on the status of known uClinux/RTLinux 
> projects?
> There is a working RTLinux patch for uClinux 2.0.x, for the m68k 
> Dragonball at https://courseware.vt.edu/users/binoy/4984/project1.html.
> Since then things have diverged significantly!  There is now an RTLinux 
> patch onto standard linux 2.4.19, with most of the changes occurring in 
> /arch/i386/kernel (what a surprise!).
> The uClinux mailing list archive has some discussions from Bernard Kuhn 
> about impending release of RTLinux for a later kernel version, but I 
> never saw any more on it.  Bernard, are you still out there?  SnapGear 
> and Arcturus were also potential suspects!

We (as in SnapGear) haven't played with RT-linux at all to date, so no
chance of anything coming from us in te hnear future ;-).

> Before we go and commit resources to this, can anybody cast any more 
> light on the situation?  Options seem to be hack vs port, ie:
> (1) Hack RTL uClinux patch 2.0.x up to work on uClinux 2.4.19
> (2) Port RTL 2.4.19 across to uClinux 2.4.19.

I would have thought 2 with reference to 1 would be the way to go.


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