Having just an RTOS is not enough for a real-time system. The hardware must be deterministic as well as the applications that run on the system. When you are missing deadlines, the first thing that must be done is to find what is the source of the latency that caused the issue. It could be the hardware, the operating system or the application, or even a combination of the above. This talk will discuss how to determine  where the latency is using tools that come with the Linux Kernel, and will explain a few cases that caused issues.

Steven Rostedt, Vmware