Re: SOFT, ENGR, INFO: The Linux PLC Project


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Jiri Baum

Sage, Pete (IndSys, GEFanuc, Albany) wrote on AUTOMATION-L:
> The key is figuring out a generic interface to plug different protocols
> into the PLC. The generic interface, I would hope, is not recompiling
> the LinuxPLC, but rather some sort of configuration that specifies which
> protocols to load into the PLC.
> I'll have to admit I don't know much about the current state of Linux and
> whether it supports DLL like loading.

Yes, it does - shared libraries, extension .so

The other way is to use separate processes, which protects the programs from one another, and gives you control over scheduling (so the HMI could
run on the same box but in a different process and with lower priority, as a sort of half-way house between integrated HMI and separate HMI).

We should probably move this discussion to the linuxplc list.

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