Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Fri Sep 11 23:31:28 UTC 2020

On 12/9/20 12:10 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> This thread has wandered a lot but I just wanted to say 
> I am OK with the direction this is going.  I think we have
> made this about as safe and easy to use as possible.


> Did we decide if there had to be an explicit configure 
> option to even use this API? Chris and I discussed this
> as an idea to force a user to make a very conscious 
> decision to allow it.

Sebastian did not like the idea and accepted that so not at the moment. The
solution is better config management and we will monitor how this goes.

> There does need to be documentation on the allocation
> strategies, when to use, limitations, and particularly the
> use of rtems-exeinfo to get the TLS size. This is one case 
> for sure where an RTEMS Tool needs explicit mention in
> both the API and configure option sections. 

I agree. This one needs a little more than the others.

> I have had flashbacks to how often we got used to get questions 
> about why adding a sleep(1) in the middle of hello world locked
> up. Then we added an option to say "does not need clock
> driver" and the user questions stopped.  I would rather be a 
> bit aggressive on setup and avoid this for tasks with statically
> allocated resources.

I am concerned we have really difficult to debug issues that appear to be bugs
but are weakness in the configuration.


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