Nero Fernandez wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Gilles Chanteperdrix
> <
> <>> wrote:
>     Nero Fernandez wrote:
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > Please find an archive attached, containing :
>     >  - a program for testing context-switch-latency using posix-APIs
>     >    for native linux kernel and xenomai-posix-skin (userspace).
>     >  - Makefile to build it using xenomai
>     Your program is very long to tell fast. But it seems you are using the
>     mutex as if they were recursive. Xenomai posix skin mutexes used to be
>     recursive by default, but no longer are.
>     Also note that your code does not check the return value of the posix
>     skin services, which is a really bad idea.
>     --
>                                                Gilles.
> Thanks for the prompt response.
> Could you explain  'recursive usage of mutex' a little further?
> Are the xenomai pthread-mutexes very different in behaviour than regular
> posix mutexes?

The posix specification does not define the default type of a mutex. So,
 in short, the behaviour of a "regular posix mutex" is unspecified.
However, following the principle of least surprise, Xenomai chose, like
Linux, to use the "normal" type by default.

What is the type of a posix mutex is explained in many places, starting
with Xenomai API documentation. So, no, I will not repeat it here.


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