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xTimerStartFromISR
[Timer API]

timers.h
 BaseType_t xTimerStartFromISR
               (
                  TimerHandle_t xTimer,
                  BaseType_t *pxHigherPriorityTaskWoken
               );

A version of xTimerStart() that can be called from an interrupt service routine.

Parameters:
xTimer   The handle of the timer being started/restarted.
pxHigherPriorityTaskWoken   The timer service/daemon task spends most of its time in the Blocked state, waiting for messages to arrive on the timer command queue. Calling xTimerStartFromISR() writes a message to the timer command queue, so has the potential to transition the timer service/daemon task out of the Blocked state. If calling xTimerStartFromISR() causes the timer service/daemon task to leave the Blocked state, and the timer service/ daemon task has a priority equal to or greater than the currently executing task (the task that was interrupted), then *pxHigherPriorityTaskWoken will get set to pdTRUE internally within the xTimerStartFromISR() function. If xTimerStartFromISR() sets this value to pdTRUE, then a context switch should be performed before the interrupt exits.
Returns:
pdFAIL will be returned if the start command could not be sent to the timer command queue. pdPASS will be returned if the command was successfully sent to the timer command queue. When the command is actually processed will depend on the priority of the timer service/daemon task relative to other tasks in the system, although the timers expiry time is relative to when xTimerStartFromISR() is actually called. The timer service/daemon task priority is set by the configTIMER_TASK_PRIORITY configuration constant.
Example usage:

/* This scenario assumes xBacklightTimer has already been created.  When a
key is pressed, an LCD back-light is switched on.  If 5 seconds pass
without a key being pressed, then the LCD back-light is switched off.  In
this case, the timer is a one-shot timer, and unlike the example given for
the xTimerReset() function, the key press event handler is an interrupt
service routine. */

/* The callback function assigned to the one-shot timer.  In this case the
parameter is not used. */
void vBacklightTimerCallback( TimerHandle_t pxTimer )
{
    /* The timer expired, therefore 5 seconds must have passed since a key
    was pressed.  Switch off the LCD back-light. */
    vSetBacklightState( BACKLIGHT_OFF );
}

/* The key press interrupt service routine. */
void vKeyPressEventInterruptHandler( void )
{
BaseType_t xHigherPriorityTaskWoken = pdFALSE;

    /* Ensure the LCD back-light is on, then restart the timer that is
    responsible for turning the back-light off after 5 seconds of
    key inactivity.  This is an interrupt service routine so can only
    call FreeRTOS API functions that end in "FromISR". */
    vSetBacklightState( BACKLIGHT_ON );

    /* xTimerStartFromISR() or xTimerResetFromISR() could be called here
    as both cause the timer to re-calculate its expiry time.
    xHigherPriorityTaskWoken was initialised to pdFALSE when it was
    declared (in this function). */
    if( xTimerStartFromISR( xBacklightTimer,
        &xHigherPriorityTaskWoken ) != pdPASS )
    {
        /* The start command was not executed successfully.  Take appropriate
        action here. */
    }

    /* Perform the rest of the key processing here. */

    /* If xHigherPriorityTaskWoken equals pdTRUE, then a context switch
    should be performed.  The syntax required to perform a context switch
    from inside an ISR varies from port to port, and from compiler to
    compiler.  Inspect the demos for the port you are using to find the
    actual syntax required. */
    if( xHigherPriorityTaskWoken != pdFALSE )
    {
        /* Call the interrupt safe yield function here (actual function
        depends on the FreeRTOS port being used). */
    }
}






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