SMP/MMU updating page tables on realview BSP

Gedare Bloom gedare at
Fri Jul 5 16:29:42 UTC 2013

You can't assume affinity is supported for every SMP RTEMS system
(especially since it is not yet available).

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Joel Sherrill
<Joel.Sherrill at> wrote:
> There is a feature called thread affinity which can be used to specify the
> set of one it more cores a thread can run on. This is not implemented but
> I'd in the hoped for near term wish list.
> Hesham Moustafa <heshamelmatary at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a use case for cortex-a9/realview BSP that deals with page
> tables and MMU. I need your help in gathering the required API and calls and
> any other details to implement the following case (if applicable) :
> 1- A thread running on a core that updates the page table.
> 2- On another core another thread is running and trying to update the page
> table.
> Is that use case possible, or disabling dispatches, MMU, and interrupts
> avoids that situation ?
> Is it possible to force a thread to run on a specific core ? or the current
> SMP scheduler handles that ?
> I am thinking of applying a SHARED_MEMORY attribute on page tables itself
> and implement the mentioned use case.
> Regards,
> Hesham
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