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Semaphore/Mutex Questions

Posted by Amr Ali on June 20, 2010
What is the initial value of a binary semaphore after creation?
How can I delete a semaphore or a mutex after use?
What if by accident I used a deleted semaphore or a mutex?

RE: Semaphore/Mutex Questions

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2010
The code for vSemaphoreCreateBinary() is in semphr.h. It first creates the semaphore, then gives it. Mutexes are also created in a similar way. I think you can use vQueueDelete() to delete a semaphore (they use the same structs) but don't do that if there are any tasks blocked on the semaphore at the time.

RE: Semaphore/Mutex Questions

Posted by Amr Ali on June 21, 2010
Actually deleting a queue while tasks blocked is dangerous as well. What about deleting a mutex?
vQueueDelete i think can't be used cause the allocated data is not the same as for a semaphore or a queue.
a free function for the structure of the queue plus unregister function would be enough.


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