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POSIX

POSIX

(Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX) An IEEE 1003.1 standard that defines the language interface between application programs and the Unix operating system. Adherence to the standard ensures compatibility when Unix programs are moved from one Unix platform to another. POSIX is primarily composed of features from Unix System V and BSD Unix. See Single UNIX Specification and UNIX 03.
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There's also a Linux API for easy integration and data access from other applications.
In addition, OpenArchitect offers an extensible Linux API environment capable of supporting open-source, third party or proprietary protocol stacks and routing applications.
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It also allows our users to write their high-performance real-time applications using the standard Linux API.
Greg Ungerer, Chief Software Wizard at SnapGear, said: "It is great to see the unification of Linux and uClinux -- developers will win by being able to produce highly scalable products while taking advantage of the abundance of open source applications and device drivers written to the Linux API.
Although eCos is not embedded Linux, it can support EL/IX, an embedded Linux compatibility layer for programmers that want to use the Linux API in devices that are too small for a full version of Linux.
Recently, HP announced Linux API support on HP-UX for PA-RISC(2) systems.
Linux OnCall is a Linux API that makes direct OnCore microkernel calls, eliminating Linux scheduler and process overhead.
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