MontaVista Launches Linux Real-Time Characterization Project

MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux operating system for embedded computers, has announced the launch of its Linux Real-Time Characterization Project. The project provides measurement data and tools for describing the real-time responsiveness of off-the-shelf Linux systems. MontaVista anticipates several phases to its efforts, including comprehensive measurement and characterization, enhancements to the standard Linux kernel for improved determinism and thread scheduling capability, and the development of a plug-in alternate scheduler. The result of all measurement and development work will be made available to the open source community.