Free version of RTCoreBSD

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Aug 19 13:44:19 GMT 2005

Bsderss <snort_sam at> writes:

> As I look into RTCoreBSD, I found that it may be not
> free. If it can be download, can anyone please tell me
> where can I download it? How much does it charge per
> copy?

It is indeed a commercial product.  Check with FSMLabs for information
on it.  Note that in RTCoreBSD, all of FreeBSD runs as a client task
of their proprietary real-time kernel

>       Is there a freebsd of RTOS based on FreeBSD or
> uses the TCP/IP stack as in NetBSD or FreeBSD? I know
> QNX does use the TCP/IP stack from NetBSD/FreeBSD, but
> QNX is not free either.

Many commercial RTOS use BSD networking code.  Like other UNIX-ish
systems, BSD is not suitable for hard-real-time applications.  On the
other hand, it works quite well for embedded applications focused on
efficiency rather than controlling latency.

Not knowing your requirements, there's little more guidance we can
give you.  However, there is quite a bit of material you may find
useful.  Have you looked at the FreeBSD Documentation article on
"FreeBSD and Solid State Devices"? 

Good luck.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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