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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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8.10. Additional Features

Now that we have covered some of the major additional functionality available for use in the eCos system, let's take a quick look at some other additional features support by eCos. This section is intended to make you aware of some of the other features supported by eCos; however, the details of operation for these packages are omitted.

The dynamic loader allows Executable and Linking Format (ELF) file images to be loaded onto a target during run time. After the new ELF image is loaded, the running application can call functions located in the new image. The dynamic loader package (CYGPKG_LOADER) is located in the services\loader directory.

The zlib package is a general-purpose compression/decompression library widely ...

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