On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 4:59 PM John Dammeyer <jo...@autoartisans.com
> Can you perhaps explain the difference between MachineKit and Linux from the RTOS perspective?
> I recall something like the Machinekit has the RTOS underneath LinuxCNC where Linux itself is just a task and the RTOS therefore allows the embedded stuff to run at the same or higher priority giving better real time support.
> LinuxCNC has a modified kernel that puts the CNC part at a higher priority within the Linux RTOS environment.
> Have I got that right? I remember reading somewhere there were actually 3 different versions of 'real time' for Linux. Just don't remember where I read that.
You should really ask the MachineKit developers..
For the BBB, they originally used the Xenomai kernel patchset, then
eventually started working on utilizing the RT Linux stuff.. Then they
discovered FGPA hardware, shortly after their forum really became
It's just an application that utilized Xenomai and RT kernel features..