Some hardware requires 8 byte alignment of variables (MAC modules of Atmel I know about). With no cost this could be added to freeRTOS: just add these lines to heap_1 and heap_2:
#if portBYTE_ALIGNMENT == 8
#define heapBYTE_ALIGNMENT_MASK( ( size_t ) 0x0007 )
Could this be done in the next version of the distro? (I try to reduce my work when OS is updated).
I have updated the copies under Subversion to make sure it gets into the next release.
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