In message <199608122259.PAA28318@aa5b.engr.sgi.com> you write:
>That's fine for one class of real-time problems, but it's not going
>to help make the RealAudio player (raplayer) useable on Linux...
>The RealAudio application, together with all the support that it is
>getting from the kernel in audio drivers, networking code etc., needs
>to run at a higher priority than most of the other stuff that might be
>How will Linux solve this type of problem?
With mirrors. You run another copy of Linux on a high-priority RT
thread. Full API, fast preemption, minimal performance and code impact.
You work on linux-slow and run rt apps on linux-fast. You could even
reboot linux-slow without losing your audio signal :-).