More interesting reading on the Apollo 11 LM

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Wed Mar 17 15:36:43 2004

>>>>> "jim" == jim <> writes:

 jim> also of some interest are the addenda to the Apollo Lunar
 jim> Surface Journal in the section about the first landing. I'll
 jim> save you having to read all that to find the computer related
 jim> articles, but recommend you do so anyway
 jim> ...


The "Software engineering postscript" contains a justification for
priority based RTOS design that's filled with misstatements.
Competently implemented round robin schedulers do not (cannot) fail in
the bizarre ways claimed; in fact failure modes like that are common
to interrupt driven (priority) designs. It's disconcerting to read
misinformation of that magnitude.

Received on Wed Mar 17 2004 - 15:36:43 GMT

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