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DROPS - The Dresden Real-Time Operating System Project

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What is DROPS?
The Dresden Real-Time Operating Systems Project is a research project aiming at the support of applications with Quality of Service requirements.

Although much research has been done on networking support for continuous-media applications, very few projects tackle related operating system issues, such as scheduling and file system support for bounded response time. The DROPS project attempts to find design techniques for the construction of distributed real time operating systems whose every component guarantees a certain level of service to applications.

Structure of the DROPS system

A key component is L4Linux, the Linux server on top of the L4 microkernel; it services standard Linux applications. In addition, separate real time components - designed from scratch - provide deterministic service to real time applications.

The project is supported by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, SFB 358, Teilprojekt G2).

Developers welcome!
Please consider subscribing to our developer's mailing list at <l4-hackers-request@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> (use "subscribe" in the message body). The discussion language for this mailing list is English.

Before posting to the mailing list, you may want to check out the mailing list archive and the Fiasco FAQ and the L4 FAQ.

Reporting bugs
To report a bug in DROPS, please use the l4-hackers mailing list. See the previous point for more info.

Last modified: Mon Feb 28 2005, 14.00:28 CET

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