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New to RTOS need help (STM32)

Posted by Jacek Kedzior on June 3, 2008

I have been playing with microprocessor programming for a while and now i am starting to dive into RTOS world. I succesfully ran demo application for ST Primer. Now i would like to create a simples application (1 task) that would toggle a specified PIN on and off on my prototype board (which is tested and works with other code). I have a STM32F101C6T6 processor. I tried to run this code, but it doesn't work.

int main( void )


/* Start the tasks defined within this file/specific to this demo. */
xTaskCreate( prvTestTask, ( signed portCHAR * ) "Test", mainCHECK_TASK_STACK_SIZE, NULL, mainCHECK_TASK_PRIORITY, NULL );

/* Start the scheduler. */

/* Will only get here if there was not enough heap space to create the
idle task. */
return 0;

void prvTestTask( void *pvParameters )
portTickType xLastWakeTime;
const portTickType xFrequency = 1;
// Initialise the xLastWakeTime variable with the current time.
xLastWakeTime = xTaskGetTickCount();
for( ;; )
vTaskDelayUntil( &xLastWakeTime, xFrequency );

void ToggleLed(void){
if(GPIO_ReadOutputDataBit(GPIOB, GPIO_Pin_12)==0){
GPIO_SetBits(GPIOB, GPIO_Pin_12);
GPIO_ResetBits(GPIOB, GPIO_Pin_12);

When i run ToggleLed in infinite loop in main (not launch kernel) it seems to work. Any help will be appreciated. One information that may be useful. When i run application and pause it it shows 0x0 address as PC and executes CMP R0, #0x0. I am not an assembler guy (i have some basics, but i always used C as lowest level programming language). IF anyone could provide simplest "toggle the ping" example of task which works on this processor i will be really grateful.


RE: New to RTOS need help (STM32)

Posted by Richard on June 5, 2008
How did you create the project. Was it based on your existing and working primer project, or was it created from scratch? Maybe there is a compiler option problem, there is nothing obviously wrong in your code.


RE: New to RTOS need help (STM32)

Posted by Jacek Kedzior on June 5, 2008

Thank you for reply. By trial and error i noticed that in order to run freeRTOS on Cortex M3 you need to include in the project crt0_STM32x.c which does some things with interrupt vectors etc. Without it scheduling task doesn't work (probably rtos cannot manage interrupts). Now , when i just added this file to my project it works and "hello world" - blinking led is now making me really happy :)

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