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- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 98 12:37:50 -0600
- From: eric at skatter.USask.Ca (Eric Norum)
- Subject: New features
"erik.ivanenko" <erik.ivanenko at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Just a thought:
> Is anyone interested in loadable device drivers (LDDs) as an RTEMS
> feature? I for one would very much like to see them implemented, as
> they could simplify application development. If LDDs were
> available, things such things as analog_input, analog_output,
> binary_input, binary_output network and console drivers could be
> added/modified while leavig the BSP untouched ( Whenever the BSP is
> modified, a full regression test should really be performed; ie.
> all SPxx / MPxx retested )
> This could impact how the system allocates the required amount of
> Should this feature wait for file-system support?
Loadable code would be very useful. I don't think it should be
limited to device drivers, though. VxWorks, for example, lets you
download code and merge it into a running system at any time.
Definitely something that should be in RTEMS-5.x.x :-)
At some point, though, the required changes may be more than the
RTEMS structure can handle -- and we'll end up with RTEMS-QNX-1.0.0
or something similar.......
Eric Norum eric at skatter.usask.ca
Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory Phone: (306) 966-6308
University of Saskatchewan FAX: (306) 966-6058
- New features
- From: erik.ivanenko at utoronto.ca (erik.ivanenko)