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Potential gotcha in RX600_RX62N-RSK_Renesas

Posted by Steven J. Ackerman on January 17, 2013
If you enable UDP support, and then add a UDP app that generates a packet via a call uip_udp_periodic() such as dhcp or ntp there is a potential problem - uip_buf is initialized to NULL at the end of vInitEmac(). When the packet is generated uip_buf is not pointing to an ethernet buffer so whatever is in your memory starting at address 0 will be trashed. In my application this turned out to be the ethernet descriptor tables. My fix was to set uip_buf to a valid ethernet buffer instead of NULL by a call to prvGetNextBuffer().

I hope that this saves somebody some time tracking this down.

Steven J. Ackerman, Consultant
ACS, Sarasota, Florida
http://www.acscontrol.com

RE: Potential gotcha in RX600_RX62N-RSK_Renesas

Posted by Richard on January 17, 2013
Thanks for pointing this out.

I think that example acts as a server, so uip_buf is assigned when a packet comes in, rather than when a transmission is initiated by the stack.

If you are only using UDP then you might consider the new FreeRTOS UDP/IP stack, if it meets your needs:
http://www.FreeRTOS.org/udp

Regards.


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