SMP and Embedded Real Time
No article mentioning the -rt patchset would be complete without a note of thanks to Ingo Molnar, Thomas Gleixner, Sven Deitrich, K. R. Foley, Gene Heskett, Bill Huey, Esben Neilsen, Nick Piggin, Steven Rostedt, Michal Schmidt, Daniel Walker and Karsten Wiese. I also owe a debt of gratitude to Ted Ts'o, Darren Hart, Dinakar Guniguntala, John Stultz, Vernon Mauery, Jennifer Monk, Sripathi Kodi, Tim Chavez, Vivek Pallantla and Hugh Miller for many valuable real-time-Linux words and deeds. I am likewise grateful to David Bacon and his real-time-GC-research team and to Boas Betzler for many productive conversations. We all owe Bruce Jones, John Kacur and Mark Brown many thanks for their invaluable service rendering this article human-readable. Finally, many thanks go to Daniel Frye for his unstinting support of this effort.
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Paul E. McKenney is a Distinguished Engineer with IBM's Linux Technology Center. He has worked on NUMA, SMP and real-time algorithms and, in particular, RCU for longer than he cares to admit. In his spare time, he jogs and supports the usual house-wife-and-kids habit.