Case Study: Migrating drivers from Linux to a Micro-Kernel OS.
From: Mike Cox (mikecoxlinux_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Mar 2004 15:52:56 -0800
With all the hoopla about IP rights, many in IT want to go to a
micro-kernel OS. Here is a case study on zdnet. I wonder who wrote
it. It sounds like something I've been preaching here a long time.
Here is the article abstract:
"Vendor: QNX Software Systems Ltd
Recent market developments around IP ownership have prompted many
companies to investigate the possibility of migrating their Linux code
to a commercial-grade operating system. This paper describes a case
study that examines the scope of the effort involved in migrating
device driver code developed for a "monolithic" OS such as Linux to a
POSIX-based microkernel OS such as the QNX® Neutrino® realtime OS.
Using the example of a gigabit network controller, the study
demonstrates how an existing Linux-developed driver can be migrated
QNX Neutrino while preserving up to 80 percent of the original
software code development."
Here is the link: