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Pippo_9
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Fully preemptive kernel

Hi all.

A general question about Linux.

Is Linux a fully preemptive kernel?

Thanks

Paco



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Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor
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Re: Fully preemptive kernel

Not natively, for efficiency reasons.
But you can get several fully preemptive patches for the kernel, such as
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=47856&package_id=40864

hth

J
You can lean only on what resists you...
Mark Grant
Honored Contributor

Re: Fully preemptive kernel

Linux kernel 2.6.X is described as fully preemptive. The patches mentioned above were merged into 2.5.4.
Never preceed any demonstration with anything more predictive than "watch this"
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Fully preemptive kernel

Oops !
Right Mark ! I forgot to precise that I was talking about good old 2.4, the one on currents distribs !
Tested 2.6 too, really impressed...

J
You can lean only on what resists you...