rtlinux interrupt response

Wolfgang Grandegger wolfgang.grandegger at bluewin.ch
Wed Apr 17 18:37:00 EST 2002

On 04/17/2002 09:34 AM, srinivas pulipati wrote:

>hi all,
>i have downloaded denx rtlinux and ported it to my custom board for
>study purpose.
>my board is based on MPC860. rtlinux is working fine.

This is off topic here. Very likely you get better help from the
rtlinux.org or rtai.org mailing lists.

>i tried to measure the interrupt response time.
>i am getting best case is 30microseconds and worst case is
>couldn't understand why this much difference.
>can anybody explain? or is there any thing wrong in my port?

With RTAI I measured sometime ago on a TQM860L, 50MHz,
8KB data cache:

                             Min     Max     Average:

  No load                :   13us    46us    14us

  while : ; do a=a ; done:   13us    46us    18us

  ping -f to target      :   13us    46us    19us

If I remember correctly, rtlinux has bigger overhead (more code).

BTW: Denx has dropped support for rtlinux quite a while ago
because of fsmlabs license policy (AFAIK, there is no open rtlinux
for the MPC 8xx).

Hope it helps,


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