February 11, 2002

Preemptable kernel patch makes it into Linux kernel

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, "The preemptible Linux kernel patch that was originally introduced by MontaVista Software and more recently championed by Robert Love has been merged by Linus Torvalds into the main linux development-kernel tree, beginning version v2.5.4-pre6. This adds a far greater degree of real-time responsiveness to the standard Linux kernel, by reducing interrupt latencies while kernel functions are executing. The LinuxDevices.com story includes comments by Robert Love."


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