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Please Help!

Posted by Timothy Bean on March 4, 2009
The OS and everything completely crashes and stops running.

Here is the scenario:

Task A uses the SPI bus.
Task B also uses the SPI bus.
Again with Task C.

Task A can take the semaphore, no problems. Always works.

If Task B or Task C tries to take the semaphore, the whole OS crashes. Every time, even is Task A is not doing anything at the moment.

RE: Please Help!

Posted by Prithwee on March 4, 2009

Make sure that you have released the semaphore in Task-A. xSemaphoreGive( xSemaphore );

Have a look @ user documnetaion in www.freertos.org

Example usage:

xSemaphoreHandle xSemaphore = NULL;

void vATask( void * pvParameters )
{
// Create the semaphore to guard a shared resource. As we are using
// the semaphore for mutual exclusion we create a mutex semaphore
// rather than a binary semaphore.
xSemaphore = xSemaphoreCreateMutex();

if( xSemaphore != NULL )
{
if( xSemaphoreGive( xSemaphore ) != pdTRUE )
{
// We would expect this call to fail because we cannot give
// a semaphore without first "taking" it!
}
// Obtain the semaphore - don't block if the semaphore is not
// immediately available.
if( xSemaphoreTake( xSemaphore, ( portTickType ) 0 ) )
{
// We now have the semaphore and can access the shared resource.
// ...
// We have finished accessing the shared resource so can free the
// semaphore.
if( xSemaphoreGive( xSemaphore ) != pdTRUE )
{
// We would not expect this call to fail because we must have
// obtained the semaphore to get here.
}
}
}
}


Regards,
Prithwee

RE: Please Help!

Posted by Timothy Bean on March 6, 2009
I will put the code in to check, but I do give it back in all instances.

Any idea why the whole OS crashes though?

RE: Please Help!

Posted by Prithwee on March 6, 2009
Did you locked your SPI Read/Write properly?

Post your sample code here.... It may help you!!!

RE: Please Help!

Posted by Timothy Bean on March 7, 2009
I will put the code in to check, but I do give it back in all instances.

Any idea why the whole OS crashes though?


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