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Subject: Re: Xenomai Linux
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Dirk Zimoch <dirk.zimoch@psi.ch>
Cc: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:47:31 -0500
Hi Dirk,

On 2011-06-01 Dirk Zimoch wrote:
> The skin concept looks interesting and while one may get best access to
> all features through the native skin, it may be easier to start with the
> vxWorks skin because of the already existing vxWorks support in EPICS.
> That may even allow to port many still vxWorks dependent drivers
> directly to Linux.

I thought I saw something about the vxWorks apis, but I can't find anything 
about it in the documentation.  If their emulation is complete then you 
shouldn't have to make any changes to the Base source code, but I suspect it 
will turn out to be harder than that so don't completely discount the native 
skin idea.  I would encourage converting existing vxWorks drivers to use 
devLib which makes them more portable and useful to others in the community, 
but I realize that's not always possible.

Good luck, and please keep us informed!

- Andrew
-- 
Optimization is the process of taking something that works and
replacing it with something that almost works, but costs less.
-- Roger Needham

References:
Xenomai Linux Dirk Zimoch
Re: Xenomai Linux Andrew Johnson
Re: Xenomai Linux Dirk Zimoch

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