[nsp] Making room in IOS
maik at Ironmaik.COM
Sun Dec 22 10:56:21 EST 2002
On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 10:35:23AM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> > 12.2(13)T - Cisco IOS Software Feature Removal
> > http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122t/122t13/ftjencrg.htm
> > Looks like the version was getting too big so they had to make some room :-)
> According to a presentation at Networkers 2002 this is all done
> as part of *stabilizing* IOS - trying to reduce numbers of bugs,
> increase MTBF etc.
> As for me, I wish Cisco would do what they talked about some years
> ago - putting a real Real-Time operating system inside IOS (QNX
> was mentioned). With real hardware memory protection between
> processes, etc.
As far as I heard (at networkers 2002 where I spoke to one of the engeneers
workig on that topic) QNX is scheduled for mid of 2003. QNX will be underlying
OS with IOS images on top. IOS images are planned to be reduced to an amount
of 50 (instead of more than 200 currently). Patchkits are announced as well.
I _really_ hope this is coming - would be a big step in the right direction.
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