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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:15:53 -0600
From: Andrew Logue <[log in to unmask]>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of W. Wesley Groleau x4923
> Sent: June 9, 2000 12:36 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Ada RTOS.
> > Linux is not a real-time OS and ....
> >
> > Another problem area ... tasking implementation. ....
> >
> > The other drawback ...time to evaluate the scheduling database ....
> OK, so Linux has problems, that's no surprise.  But it's overall a good
> system, and competing with it would be a huge challenge.
> What if someone (yeah, I know, I should do it myself) were to fix a
> problem by replacing a _piece_ of Linux with a much superior equivalent
> written in Ada?

Like the Kernel?  ;)  Lot's of low-level crap in there that Ada can easily
do.  More reliable?  that would depend on the implementation I suppose.  But
it's quite likely that an Ada kernel could give Linux more reason to boast
about high-availablility/zero-downtime.

"WARNING:  Long system uptimes are normal after switching to Linux/Ada.  Do
NOT adjust your browser."


> --
> Wes Groleau