AllLinuxDevicesPR: OnCore Systems Expands Embedded Linux Offerings

“OnCore Systems Corporation, developer of the OnCore Systems
Software Foundation, the most powerful embedded OS of its kind,
today announced two additional embedded Linux usage models for
system builders. Following in the footsteps of OnCore’s Linux for
Real-Time announcement, OnCore introduces: Linux OnDemand and Linux

“OnCore’s Linux OnDemand product enables embedded engineers to
design systems that will facilitate the loading of a standard
version of Linux into embedded systems–on an as-needed basis. By
utilizing OnCore’s Systems Software Foundation, Linux and its
applications are loaded on top of OnCore’s microkernel foundation
and reside within individual MMU-protected partitions. Standard
Linux applications run unmodified in this environment. When no
longer needed, OnCore’s Linux OnDemand can safely unload the Linux
operating system and applications–even while the system continues
to function in a production environment.”

“Using OnCore’s Linux OnDemand, customers can, for example,
reconfigure remote network devices as required. When a local or
remote unit needs to be reconfigured with a modified C program, all
a system engineer has to do is load Linux OnDemand, run a compiler
and linker on the target system, optionally storing a backup
version of the newly created application module on a remotely
connected disk drive, then execute the reconfigured C application
to create a totally new embedded environment personality. A bonus
feature is that, optionally, Linux OnDemand can delete itself to
release valuable memory for ongoing tasks. With this functionality,
Linux OnDemand can significantly lower support costs; enable
engineers to reconfigure live, remote systems without traveling to
the remote site; and facilitate systems to be reconfigured on the
fly without bringing down a working unit.”

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