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How to tell if a task exists

Posted by paulgigliotti on March 15, 2017

I have a number of timer tasks as follows;

xTaskHandle MSGTimerxxTaskhandle[MAXNUMMSGOPEN];

There can be up to 512 timers running. A timer can be killed by internal and external events, at several loctions in the code. I would like to be able to tell if the timer exists, before attempting to kill the timer. In the design, it is possible that two things will try to kill the timer. I would like to check to see if the timer has already been killed, that it no longer exists, before attempting to kill it.


How to tell if a task exists

Posted by paulgigliotti on March 15, 2017

Oops, just saw this solution, which was one thing I was thinking about...

http://www.freertos.org/FreeRTOSSupportForumArchive/June2013/freertosMonitoringthequotexistencequoto..._8487303.html


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