Cobalt compatible distribution

Alec Ari neotheuser at
Sat Mar 16 08:44:54 CET 2019


Cobalt enabled vs cobalt supported, what is the difference here? Cobalt is part of Xenomai, you patch the kernel using and you enable the Cobalt kernel config option via Kconfig menu. If you want to write an RTDM driver, the kernel must be patched and configured appropriately.

The Xenomai/Cobalt stuff is all distro-independent, ipipe and all is kernel space. You won't find anything about Cobalt on distrowatch.

I didn't insult you, I said that if you're looking for a distribution with a Xenomai kernel shipped with it because building from scratch is too big a task, you're better off avoiding writing a driver.

If you're serious about doing this, just build the kernel yourself and work on your driver with whatever distro you want. Some distros/desktop environments offer lower latency than others by the time you're all done, but that's really about it. LXDE/LXQt might give you better scores than let's say GNOME/KDE.

Does this answer your question? If not, let me know what I'm missing as I'm doing my best to help.


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