A component in the Teligent P90/E system is a set of programs that performs a specific operation. When a component is requesting work from the system it is acting as the client and when it is performing work that another component has requested it is acting as the server. The component is normally referred to using a three character acronym, e.g. ‘SCH' for ‘Scheduler'. However, when running on the system, all components report using a four character acronym. The fourth character is the component's instance identification (e.g. SCHA or SCH1). The characters used for the component instance identification can be of the following type: A – Z, 1 – 9, *, ? or %.
The C5 operating system is made up of several components that can be specified when building the system image. Some components are mandatory for the system, such as the kernel, DRV, and the bsp components. Other components include, os, tools, the X11 libraries, and the examples.
A computing device that potentially stores or provides access to assets. Examples are workstations, servers and routers. Components can be connected to networks and can contain operating systems and application programs.