BSP benchmark timer to be replaced with RTEMS counter support?
sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Fri Mar 23 12:06:55 UTC 2018
On 23/03/18 12:47, Amaan Cheval wrote:
> The BSP porting guide includes this warning when talking about the
> benchmark timer driver:
>> The Timer Driver is superfluous and should be replaced by the RTEMS
> counter support. Ask on the mailing list if you plan to write a Timer
> We also have this open ticket about the same issue. It seems like this
> might be a part of the BSP's clock driver, exposed through the
> "_CPU_Counter_read" function. Is that right?
> The tests in ./testsuites/tmtests/ do call several benchmark_timer_*
> functions, so I imagine the warning means that we can implement these
> functions using the counter instead of reading the hardware timer by itself
> as the guide shows?
For new BSPs, please implement the CPU counter and use
for the timer driver.
> (For context: this is relevant to my GSoC plan for the x86_64 port and BSP;
> I'd like to architect it to be of a style which the RTEMS community deems
> ideal, despite other BSPs not quite being there yet, understandably.)
>  https://docs.rtems.org/branches/master/bsp-howto/timer.html
>  https://devel.rtems.org/ticket/2847
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