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Custom Kernels on Edge Devices in 2020

Angad Sharma

Edge devices are the quintessential real time devices. With the enhancement and stabality of the TICK stack in 2020, let us see if custom kernels on a minimal distribution (Arch Linux) on an edge computing device really shines.

Custom kernels, such as the Linux RT Kernel as well as the Xanmod boast a kernel-level preemption which are supposed to make them better at real time tasks. We have seen a lot of applications of this, such as machines with real time kernels go into space.
Let us see how an edge computing device running Arch Linux on a custom kernel fairs any better in 2020.