I've been reading about rtos with GNU/Linux. These documents discuss rtos on the 32 and 64 bit level (not the humble but mighty 8 bit uC).
The mainstream definition of rtos on these platforms is the ability to implicitly define CPU response times and not wait for the CPU to respond after a file swap or something....
But...what's the big deal? Most if not all of these documents are penned by individuals who might have a hard time knowing 8-bit design constraints.
I'm having problems drawing a distinct line between rtos and proper use of interrupts.... and that means the 8 bit wins over bloated hardware with rtos, right? :shock:
Help me out here...thanks.