Context Switch in Real Time Linux Vs VxWorks (or any other RTOS)

Arun Prasad Velu arun at
Fri Jul 16 15:04:35 EST 2004


I am in the process of analyzing the feasibility of migrating an existing
VxWorks system (MPC860 target) to Linux (RTOS).

I'd like to compare the features of Linux and VxWorks with respect to the
Real Time capabilities. I am little concerned about Linux's Context

I'd like to get your opinion on this. Even if I want to move to Linux, I'll
have to convince my management. So, any pointers on comparison of Linux Vs
VxWorks with respect to Real Time capabilities would be highly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards

Arun Prasad Velu,
Team Lead (Systems Software),
Omnee System Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.,
Abundance Networks Division,
E-401, Crystal Plaza, New Link Road,
Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400 053
Tel - +91-22-5692 5159 / 2673 3299
E-mail : arun at

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