SYSGO Releases ELinOS 5.2 Industrial Grade Linux

SYSGO launched version 5.2 of the ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux. ELinOS 5.2 includes new features and up to date components to the ELinOS embedded Linux product line. ELinOS v5.2 features over 230 new or updated packages. The embedded Linux development environment is available now. The six families of supported processors are the x86, x86_64, PowerPC, ARM, SPARC V8 and MIPS32. ELinOS 5.2 is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms.

New features of ELinOS 5.2 RTOS include Ext4 SMP scalability, IPset, Pstore: storing crash information across a reboot, complete remove of the “Big Kernel Lock”, automatic process grouping, I/O throttling support, support for PPP over Ipv4, KMS+KDB integration, Intel Intelligent Power Sharing support, improved VM-related desktop responsiveness, transparent spreading of incoming network traffic load across CPUs, memory compaction, and ACPI Platform Error Interface support.

ELinOS 5.2 RTOS Features

  • Integration of new kernel 3.2 to support new features and availability of previous versions of kernels 2.6.33 and 2.6.34
  • Real-time extension based on Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) implementation (PREEMPT RT) edesigned and tested for industrial needs
  • Support for latest embedded CPUs including Intel, Freescale QorIQ, ARM Cortex, TI OMAP 4, Freescale i.MX6 and MIPS
  • SMP (Symmetric multiprocessing) support on all multi-core platforms
  • QEMU simulator supported for all architectures
  • New functionality support in areas of graphics (AMD Llano Fusion APUs), Wi-Fi (Intel iwlwifi 105 and 135), SATA (Intel C600 serial-attached-scsi controller), USB 3.0 (Ralink RT5370 USB), networking (Realtek RTL81xx devices)
  • More recent versions of various tools such as Busybox, DirectFB, X11, GTK, QT, ntfs-3g, coreutils, ffmpeg, jamvm, openssh, openssl, sqlite, upstart, wireless_tools
  • Btrfs faster data scrubbing and automatic defragmentation, unprivileged ICMP_ECHO, wake on WLAN
  • Performance improvements to the writeback throttling, speedups in the slab allocator, a new iSCSI implementation
  • Support for Near-Field Communication chips used to enable mobile payments, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, file system barriers enabled by default in ext3
  • Support for ext4 block sizes larger than 4KB and up to 1MB, automatic backup of critical filesystem metadata and tools for manual inspection of the filesystems, support to set upper limits of CPU time, updated TCP that speeds up the recovery of the connection after lost packets
  • New support in the profiling tool “perf top” for live inspection of tasks and libraries and see the annotated assembly code
  • New support in Device Mapper for ‘thin provisioning’ of storage

More info: SYSGO