[rtems-docs commit] c-user: Clarify rtems_heap_extend()

Sebastian Huber sebh at rtems.org
Fri Jan 27 07:07:33 UTC 2017

Module:    rtems-docs
Branch:    master
Commit:    9889463c236f3445ef00a48d2e848e742860a130
Changeset: http://git.rtems.org/rtems-docs/commit/?id=9889463c236f3445ef00a48d2e848e742860a130

Author:    Sebastian Huber <sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de>
Date:      Fri Jan 27 08:06:56 2017 +0100

c-user: Clarify rtems_heap_extend()

Update #1747.


 c-user/region_manager.rst | 20 +++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/c-user/region_manager.rst b/c-user/region_manager.rst
index 8b17819..70cf31d 100644
--- a/c-user/region_manager.rst
+++ b/c-user/region_manager.rst
@@ -154,12 +154,6 @@ The ``rtems_region_extend`` directive may be used to add memory to an existing
 region.  The caller specifies the size in bytes and starting address of the
 memory being added.
-.. note::
-  Please see the release notes or RTEMS source code for information regarding
-  restrictions on the location of the memory being added in relation to memory
-  already in the region.
 Acquiring a Segment
@@ -417,15 +411,23 @@ DIRECTIVE STATUS CODES:
        - invalid address of area to add
-    This directive adds the memory which starts at starting_address for length
-    bytes to the region specified by id.
+    This directive adds the memory area which starts at
+    :c:data:`starting_address` for :c:data:`length` bytes to the region
+    specified by :c:data:`id`.
+    There are no alignment requirements for the memory area.  The memory area
+    must be big enough to contain some maintenance blocks.  It must not overlap
+    parts of the current heap memory areas.  Disconnected memory areas added to
+    the heap will lead to used blocks which cover the gaps.  Extending with an
+    inappropriate memory area will corrupt the heap resulting in undefined
+    behaviour.
     This directive will obtain the allocator mutex and may cause the calling
     task to be preempted.
     The calling task does not have to be the task that created the region.  Any
-    local task that knows the region id can extend the region.
+    local task that knows the region identifier can extend the region.
 .. raw:: latex

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