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First Comments on the EL/IX API Draft Specification

Paul Beskeen wrote:
> Once digested, please feel free to send in your comments on the draft and
> engage in discussions on the general EL/IX mailing list
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Let me start by saying that a useful and reasonable subset of POSIX for 
embedded systems is very important.  The RTEMS Project has long believed
this type of effort was critical to the success of providing
across a wide range of systems. :)

I have not disgested the entire thing yet but had a handful of questions
and comments to kick things off.

+ Has any analysis been done on how newlib stacks up?  The focus seems
to be 
  on glibc. 

+ Where are the *64() functions from?  (open64(), read64(), etc.)

+ How does the networking functionality included related to the POSIX

+ My gut feeling is that there is something meaningful between levels
  1 and 2.  Level 2 appears to include glibc specific functions.  I
  there should be a real standard POSIX subset above level one which
  not include "vendor specific" routines.

Joel Sherrill, Ph.D.             Director of Research & Development                 On-Line Applications Research
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