emc2 on freebsd
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Tue Feb 17 08:16:33 PST 2009
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:20:05 -0500
yawstick <yawstick at charter.net> wrote:
> curious if anyone could comment of the practicality of porting emc2 to
> emc2 is a cnc machine control package http://www.linuxcnc.org/
> the preferred operating system for this package is ubuntu with a real
> time kernel
> not sure what a real time kernel is but curious if there is something
> similar on freebsd
Real time means guaranteed response times for handling e.g. interrupts.
FreeBSD is not real time, although with a very fast CPU it may be
Linux is also not real time out-of-the-box. Patches (RTAI for one) are
needed to get real time behavior.
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