[Bug 1727] New: Reading of timestamps is not atomic in general

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Tue Dec 21 10:52:19 UTC 2010


           Summary: Reading of timestamps is not atomic in general
           Product: RTEMS
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: RTEMS
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: cpukit
        AssignedTo: joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com
        ReportedBy: sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de

We use



struct timespec {
  long tv_nsec;
  long tv_sec;

for timestamps in the Score (Timestamp_Control).  The read of such values is in
general not atomic.  We should provide a function

void _Timestamp_Get( Timestamp_Control *val )

for atomic reads of timestamps.  We can use interrupt enable/disable for this,
or exploit the monotonic property of timestamps:

do {
  s0 = val->tv_sec;
  ns0 = val->tv_nsec;
  s1 = val->tv_sec;
} while (s0 != s1);

I prefer the interrupt enable/disable variant.

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