Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> Hi Gilles,
>>>>
>>>> we've integrated your unit_mutex and our native test, but now we
>>>> stumbled over that __pse51_get_current_prio special syscall to check the
>>>> dynamic thread priority (during pi tests). I guess that service only
>>>> exists in your private patch queue? What are your plans about this in
>>>> case we want to push the mutex test into mainline? Or should we check
>>>> the thread prio indirectly (by waking up a lower-prio thread)?
>>> I had plan to remove this from unit_mutex. OTOH, it may come in handy if
>>> we start breaking the xnsynchs...
>> Maybe one could invent some "pthread_inquire_np" so that the usefulness
>> of this extension increases beyond unit tests.
> 
> Ok. What about splitting struct sched_param contents into two (16 bits)
> members ? This way we would get the two priorities with an only
> pthread_get_schedparam syscall.
> On the other hand, when using pthread_inquire_np, we could get some more
> insteresting information such as the task name, its current wchan, the
> mutexes it holds etc...

The latter use was precisely my idea. We would be talking about a
debugging interface via which we could collect as much
(Xenomai-specific) information about some thread as available (and
relevant to user space).

Jan

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