> Our IBM rep is telling me that the RS/6000's AIX can do real time
> applications. Specifically, he says setting a proceses priority to the
> highest value will guarantee that process responding to an interrupt
> within a fixed about of time. This sounds totally off-the-wall to me.
> Can anyone elaborate on the real time capabilities of the rs/6000 , if
Yes, root-owned processes can set themselves to a fixed priority and
potentially disable most interrupts. For more information, have your
IBM rep search through InfoExplorer on his branch RS/6000 on the search
words "setpri" and "getpri".
Russ Heise, AIX Technical Support, IBM