[rtems commit] doc: Add SMP glossary

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Mon May 5 15:34:51 UTC 2014

On 5/5/2014 9:47 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 2014-05-05 16:36, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> On 2014-05-05 16:24, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> On 5/5/2014 9:21 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>>> On 2014-05-05 16:11, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>>>> A significant portion of this is not SMP specific.
>>>> Which significant portion is not SMP specific?  All terms listed here are
>>>> important to understand the SMP scheduler.  I want to add a description of the
>>>> SMP scheduler later and it is important that we have clearly defined terms.  In
>>>> particular the four states (blocked, ready, scheduled, in the air) are vital.
>>> Task, Scheduler, blocked and ready apply to all configurations off the
>>> top of my head.
>> We can also create a global glossary.
> Ok, I looked at the global glossary:
> http://rtems.org/onlinedocs/doc-current/share/rtems/html/c_user/Glossary.html#Glossary
> Should I move it to here and add highlight SMP specifics?
That would be better. It may also be worth adding something like
"these terms are the same in uniprocessor and SMP configurations,
but in SMP configurations, there are the following subtle nuances
that an application developer should be aware of:"

This would give a nice way to emphasize that SMP changes things
in big ways (discuss those here) and subtle ways.

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