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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
-RTAI is a system that allows your operating system to run so-called '​hard'​ realtime tasks. ​ By '​hard'​ we mean that it isn't just 'best effort'​ it really will do +RTAI is a system that allows your Linux operating system to run so-called '​hard'​ realtime tasks. ​ By '​hard'​ we mean that it isn't just 'best effort'​ it really will do 
 something regularly, to a schedule dictated by you, no matter how heavily loaded the system. ​ RTAI comes in two parts: ​ a set of patches for your kernel and a library you can link your programs against which allows them to become realtime tasks. ​ It may feel like you're running your program under Linux just like any other normal user-mode program, however under the hood you are taking full control of the hardware, and any other processes will only run as the remaining CPU time permits. something regularly, to a schedule dictated by you, no matter how heavily loaded the system. ​ RTAI comes in two parts: ​ a set of patches for your kernel and a library you can link your programs against which allows them to become realtime tasks. ​ It may feel like you're running your program under Linux just like any other normal user-mode program, however under the hood you are taking full control of the hardware, and any other processes will only run as the remaining CPU time permits.
  
 +<​note>​The above is a gross over-simplification of what is actually happening and is simply a lay-person'​s introduction. ​ Please investigate the RTAI documentation for discussion of things like jitter, latency and so on</​note>​
 ===== Getting RTAI ===== ===== Getting RTAI =====
  
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 clean:: clean::
- $(RM) -f act *~      ​+ $(RM) -f rtai-example ​*~      ​
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 .PHONY: clean .PHONY: clean
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-**TO BE CONTINUE....**+And here is the demo program, rtai-example.c:
  
 +<​code>​
 +**TO BE CONTINUED....**
 +</​code>​
  
 ===== Dedication ===== ===== Dedication =====

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