GRSpw driver in SMP context
daniel at gaisler.com
Mon Oct 17 07:18:01 UTC 2016
We are planning to resume our effort on RTEMS-4.11 in Q4 2016. At this
point we are planning to make fixes and improvements for the GRLIB
drivers like the issue brought up here, this is known to us.
When it comes to the GRSPW driver in particular, we recommend users to
adopt to the new GRSPW packet driver (grspw_pkt.c) since it offers
significantly better performance, flexibility and more functionality.
During 2016 we have been working on enhancing the GRSPW packet driver
for SMP and making it SMP safe. For example better semaphore handling to
allow TX and RX operations in parallel without locking each other, and
custom ISR/work-task set up to allow multiple work-task (or none) to
utilize multiple CPU cores better and isolation etc. Some patches have
been going into the RCC-1.2.x only and some are not completed yet, when
completed we will also upstream them.
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On 2016-10-14 07:53, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> Hello Charles,
> most of the Gaisler drivers are not SMP ready. You can ask the Gaisler support to fix this or you do it yourself. I am not sure what Gaisler has in mind with its drivers. It should be fairly straight forward to do this provided you have access to the hardware. Please have a look at
> and section 2 in
> ----- Am 12. Okt 2016 um 15:30 schrieb Charles INGELS charles.ingels at syderal.ch:
>> Dear all,
>> I am trying to setup and to use the GR Spacewire driver in an SMP RTEMS
>> I activate the GRSPW driver by defining the following constant :
>> #define CONFIGURE_DRIVER_AMBAPP_GAISLER_GRSPW
>> #include <drvmgr/drvmgr_confdefs.h>
>> I also define SMP context by writing :
>> #define CONFIGURE_SMP_APPLICATION
>> #define CONFIGURE_SMP_MAXIMUM_PROCESSORS 2
>> #define CONFIGURE_SCHEDULER_PRIORITY_AFFINITY_SMP
>> #include <rtems/confdefs.h>
>> Note that SMP works fine on my LEON3 evaluation board and I am able to
>> play with tasks affinities.
>> Finally, I rely on the driver manager to setup the drivers I want to use.
>> When I compile my application, I get an unresolved symbol error related
>> to the following function (macro in fact):
>> undefined reference to `rtems_interrupt_disable'
>> After investigating a little bit more, it appears that such macro is
>> only defined if the RTEMS_SMP symbol is not defined. In other words,
>> such macro is only defined on a mono-core configuration, while in a
>> multi-core configuration, the macro rtems_interrupt_disable shall not be
>> used and shall be replaced by the macrortems_interrupt_local_disable.
>> However, the grspw driver relies on the mono-core macro
>> rtems_interrupt_disable. Since it is not defined in my SMP
>> configuration, the compilation fails.
>> So, my question is : is the grspw driver multi-core ready or is there
>> some work to do to have it work in a multi-core configuration ?
>> Thanks for your help,
>> *Charles INGELS*
>> Embedded software expert
>> charles.ingels at syderal.ch
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