pocoLibs stands for Portability and Communication Libraries. It is a set of libraries written to support the execution of Genom modules.
Historically these libraries have been written for the !VxWorks operating system, which was the first environment of execution for Genom at LAAS. Later they have been ported to Unix systems and more specifically to Linux. The po (portability) part is aimed a providing some !VxWorks style APIs to Linux.
The co (communication) part is made of two major components : one based on mailboxes (or messages ''queues'') and one base on posters (or shared memory). There are a few other components that provide helper functions for various tasks (time management, watchdogs and timers, math,...).