emc2 on freebsd

Gary Jennejohn 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 
> freebsd
> 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.

Gary Jennejohn

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