From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Thu Jan 21 2010 - 16:24:22 EST

We are pleased to announce the next update to our new preempt-rt

- forward to

- large number of RCU assumption fixes vs. cred and tasklist_lock

- Priority Inheritance POSIX compliance fix

- workaround for Priority Protection POSIX compliance problem

- misc. fixlets here and there

It took quite a while to get this update out for various reasons:

- mainline merge of the locking infrastructure changes which are a
further milestone on the way to full rt integration. That merge
will shave off a large portion of the rt patch (don't worry, we
have enough new and exiting stuff in the pipeline to keep the
patch size large enough)

- fixing RCU assumptions in mainline and backport to 31-rt

- lots of brain twisting around the POSIX scheduling policy
compliance problems which got reported vs. Priority

- an extended christmas break and the resulting email backlog

- our new housemate: http://tglx.de/~tglx/housemate.png

Further plans:

- a last big feature for 31-rt is pending, which is worth a separate
release: Nick Piggins VFS scalability patches. I'm still running
tests on that, so no promise.

- I'm going to switch 31-rt into maintaince mode (with or without
the VFS patches) and concentrate on getting .33-rcX-rt out. Yes,
there will be no .32-rt. The reason is simply that the locking
changes which got merged into .33 are making my life easier and
are the base to sort out more ready for the mainline stuff.

Download locations:

http://rt.et.redhat.com/download/ (temporary out of sync)

Git release branch:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip.git rt/2.6.31

Git development branch:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip.git rt/head


Information on the RT patch can be found at:


to build the tree, the following patches should be


Enjoy !

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