C++ iostream only working in Init, not in other RTEMS Tasks

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Tue May 9 08:58:40 UTC 2017

On 03/05/17 07:15, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 03/05/17 00:47, Chris Johns wrote:
>> On 2/5/17 6:03 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>> On 02/05/17 09:35, Chris Coppens wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> In our RTEMS application C++ iostream (e.g. "cout") is only working in
>>>> the “Init” function?
>>>> If I use “cout” in a RTEMS Task other than Init, no output is shown in
>>>> the console.
>>>> Any idea why this is happening?
>>> The C++ library uses thread-local standard IO streams (Newlib feature)
>>> for the global IO stream objects. I am not sure how to fix this
>>> properly, but I guess a RTEMS-specific change in the libstdc++ would be
>>> necessary.
>> Does a ticket exist for this? This should be fixed for 4.12.0 so please
>> set the milestone to 4.12.0 and blocker.
> I don't know if a ticket exists. This issue exits in all RTEMS 
> versions with C++ support. Since the initialization thread is 
> restarted after the C++ global constructor calls this issue is more 
> obvious now.
> Before you make this a release blocker, then please find someone who 
> can fix this.

I added a ticket:


 From my point of view it is not a release blocker for 4.12.

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