Busting the Myths around VxWorks #6: Safety
By Bill Graham
Software safety is related to many factors but I think the impression that an operating system is unreliable conjures up the perception it is unsafe as well. I’ve spent time in other posts dispelling myths surrounding VxWorks reliability. Rather than repeat myself I’ll point to my previous post on reliability – the points made there, apply here too. The proof point for the safety of VxWorks lies in the success of our customers.
VxWorks supports three of the most important and stringent safety standards in the world. Firstly for the commercial and military avionics market we have VxWorks ARINC 653 and VxWorks DO-178B.