Real-Time Linux Primer

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Computer systems that are required to respond immediately to specific events, such as control systems in cars, airplanes, or home security systems, are based on platforms that are often referred to as "real-time operating systems" (RTOSs). However, as embedded systems make their way into many other devices, and processors generally become faster, the boundary between "real-time" and "conventional" operating systems becomes somewhat blurred, as the responsiveness requirements differ from application to application. Accordingly, there are a variety of approaches to develop "real-time" Linux.

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