Jan Kiszka wrote:
> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Philippe Gerum wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>>>> This series fixes the issues around rt_task_inquire I posted yesterday.
>>>>>> Additionally, it introduces an analogous services pthread_inquire_np for
>>>>>> the POSIX skin. That allows, among other things, to implement test cases
>>>>>> for the upcoming fast xnsynch/mutex patches.
>>>>> Ok. Since this applies only for debugging purpose, and displaying
>>>>> whether a task is in primary mode may be use badly by users, maybe we
>>>>> should make this service a shadow syscall, and not export any interface
>>>>> to use it. This would further avoid duplication between the native and
>>>>> posix skins.
>>>> Debugging is not the holy, exclusive business of Xenomai hackers.
>>>> The inquire services are useful in libraries as well, when you want to
>>>> check if the caller complies to the call convention ("don't use in
>>>> primary mode", "caller's priority must not exceed X" or whatever).
>>>> That said, I'm open for unifying the code, maybe introducing some
>>> That would be much better than publishing an open interface to fiddle even
>>> with thread modes via rt_task_set_mode(). I would definitely merge that.
>> Code refactoring is no problem, will work that out. I just want to keep
>> the user interface.
> Looking into this, I come to the conclusion that xnthread_inquire is
> only then a gain if both rt_task_inquire and pthread_inquire_np use the
> same data structure layout. And that means that both need to use the
> same time encodings, not struct timespec vs. RTIME like it is now. That
> would not be beautiful, but feasible (e.g. picking __u64 as type,
> passing nanoseconds). Still, it does not yet convince me.
The idea behind xnthread_inquire() is not about replacing rt_task_inquire()
under the hood, but rather to get back only fundamental values, such as the
current thread status, in order to determine whether XNRELAX is set or not for
XENOMAI_SYSCALL1(__xn_sys_inquire) => xnthread_inquire(xnpod_current_thread())
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