Re: Attempted summary of "RT patch acceptance" thread

From: Lee Revell
Date: Sun Jun 12 2005 - 14:33:39 EST

On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 19:01 +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> I seriously hoped core things
> like memory controller in the northbridge or embedded in the cpu would
> not risk to generate any starvation.

Nforce4 chipsets have some problems that look like DMA starvation too,
the RME people claim to have traced it to the SATA controller.

Basically these all fall under common sense engineering, you don't use
buggy/unproved hardware for an RT or any mission critical system.


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