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AllLinuxDevices: MontaVista Inserts PICMG Hot Swap into Open Source Call to Action

Apr 11, 2001, 23:59 (0 Talkback[s])

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"MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced the submission of its hot swap infrastructure code to the Open Source Community. MontaVista is releasing the hot swap code as a project on Source Forge (www.sourceforge.com ) with two goals: to encourage a wide adoption of the base software and to promote the development of the infrastructure for fault-resilience and high availability."

"The PICMG (PCI Industrial Manufacturers Group) 2.12 software interface specification describes the process for installing and removing CompactPCI boards into and from a running system. The specification includes the concept of a hot swap infrastructure, a body of software that interfaces with the underlying operating system to support hot swap. In particular, the software infrastructure in PICMG 2.12 supports the discovery, configuration, and management of hot swapped system resources. The implementation that MontaVista is placing into Open Source builds on the Linux 2.4 kernel, and includes platform drivers for the Ziatech ZT5550 hot swap redundant system slot board and the Motorola Computer Group 82xx high availability platforms."

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