Report from Real Time meeting


Pavel Machek
 

Hi!

There was (virtual) Real Time meeting yesterday.

They are switching from "gold"/"silver" etc levels to "premier" 50K /
"general" 25K a year; staying with the old agreement is okay.

-stable-rt will likely be published two days before final release, and
it would be good to test them on our Lave infrastructure when they
are.

v4.4-rt maintainence will likely end in Feb 2022, v4.19-rt is
scheduled to end in Dec 2024. We may need to start mainaining it
ourselves or step up as a maintainers in that timeframe.

It is now clear that Real Time support will not be merged into v5.10.

Useful Real Time support for arm32 and arm64 _may_ make it to
v5.11. If it does not make it, printk() support will likely be
responsible.

If you don't use printk() in production, and merging Real Time support
to v5.11 would be useful to you, let me know; it is possible we can
push in that direction. It would mean additional additional patches
for v5.11 during development, but final product could run on
unmodified v5.11.

Best regards,
Pavel
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