My opinion has always been that the Linux-RT project was based on an unfixable engineering error.
A few words on the status and the future of RT: ----------------------------------------------- The situation since last years RTLWS (https://lwn.net/Articles/572740/) has not improved at all, it's worse than before. While shortly after RTLWS quite some people promised to whip up proper funding, nothing has materialized and my personal situation is worse than before. I'm really tired of all the politics involved, the blantant lies and the marketing bullshit which I have to bear. I learned a few month ago that a certain kernel vendor invented most of RT anyway and is the expert in this field, so the customers dont have to worry about my statements. Just for the record: The initial preempt-RT technology was brought to you mostly by Ingo Molnar, Steven Rostedt, Paul Mckenney, Peter Zijlstra and myself with lots of input from Doug Niehaus, who researched full in kernel preemption already in the 1990s. The technology rewrite around 3.0-rt was done by me with help from Peter and Steven, and that's what preempt-RT today is based on. Sure, people can believe whatever marketing bullshit they want, but that doesn't make the truth go away. And the truth is, that those who claim expertise are just a lying bunch of leeches. What really set me off was the recent blunt question, when I'm going to quit. What does this mean? Is someone out there just waiting that I step down as preempt-RT maintainer, so some corporate entity can step up as the saviour of the Linux RT world? So instead of merily leeching someone seeks active control over the project. Nice try. http://lwn.net/Articles/604632/