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Peripherals registers and mutex

Posted by michaeln32 on August 22, 2017


Lets say that I have system with 2 tasks.

both of the tasks are writing and reading into and from HW Peripherals registers (for example data UART register or GPIO).

It is necessary to use mutex on the HW Peripherals register in this case ?

Thank You


Peripherals registers and mutex

Posted by rtel on August 22, 2017

Your question is a bit too generic for a definitive answer, but the answer is most likely 'yes'.

If you are writing to a a UART then it takes many writes to the UART registers to write the data to be transmitted character by character (of using a FIFO, or whatever), and many reads of the registers to control the output, and a finite time for the characters to actually be transmitted - so you only want one task doing that at a time. If two tasks were to access the UART at the same time you would get garbled output.

Peripherals registers and mutex

Posted by michaeln32 on August 22, 2017


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