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GeneralRe: rebooting my cable modem: why? Pin
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Are you sure that it is "real" Linux, or just "Linux-like"?

I have never been working with routers specifically, so you may be right. Lots of monitors / OS / executives / kernel (whatever you call it) present themselves as "Linux-like", and it doesn't take very much to claim to be Linux-like. Often it has a tiny little fraction of the API, with "what is needed", with identical function declarations, but the implementation is completely independent and not based on Linux source code.

I started working with embedded systems using the 8-bit 8051 architecture. Even for the 8051, there were people claiming to have Linux-like kernels. Chips of today are far more powerful, and many of them could run "true" Linux, but you will usually try to keep RAM size down to reduce both cost and power consumption. There generally is no need for a significant part of the Linux functionality. If you look up "List of embedded operating systems" in Wikipedia, there is a long list not in the "Embedded Linux" category (but the majority of them would claim to be "Linux-like" - or at least many of their users would say so).

On the other hand: The task of IP routing requires so much processing resources that I guess the extra burden of running a "full" Linux may not make that much difference. Smile | :)

(Nostalgia: 25 years ago, I was supervisor for a student project setting up a 8-to-8 switch: This was a single AT-bus board with eight 155 Mbps lines in, 8 out. Ideally, if none of the outputs were fed more than 155 Mbps, this AT-board could reach a throughput 0f 1.24 Gbps, which was quite a feat in 1995. But that was ATM routing, not IP routing.)
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GeneralSome good intentions (I hope) that I want to support Pin
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