[cgl_discussion] Re: [OCF]draft 0.8 of the SAF Application Interface specification

Dave Penkler - Sun Microsystems Dave.Penkler at sun.com
Tue Jan 7 09:27:49 PST 2003

Just to add a small clarification to MiKu's observation: The spec uses POSIX
calls in the examples but it does not require the underlying OS to be POSIX
compliant. Small footprint / RT implementations of the SAF middleware may 
find POSIX compliance of the OS too onerous.


MiKu wrote:>
> On ti, 2003-01-07 at 08:36, Timothy D. Witham wrote:
> > 
> (...)
> >   I think that we will find that there is a bit of a gap between what
> > the SAF has specified and the base functionality that the OS has to
> > implement. I can't be sure as we (OSDL) haven't seen the spec but in
> > talking to people who have it seems that the SAF is aimed more at
> > application portability at the middleware level and not talking directly
> > to the OS.
> This of course is the direct result of SAForum being "OS agnostic", i.e.
> the only thing they assume about OS is that it is POSIX compliant.
> >   But I think that the SAF folks want to resolve this so that we can
> > start looking and determine what needs to be implemented as base OS
> > functionality and start filling in the gaps. 
> This "filling the gap" between SAF and Linux is of course one of the 
> main goals of CGL-WG.
> --MiKu

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