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Power fail

Posted by ady001 on May 3, 2016

When my application detects a power fail I'd like to 'kill' the RTOS ( stop all tasks ) so that 100% micro processing resource is available for PF Code. Probably there is no graceful way for code execution to reach PF Code ? I need to execute PF Code directly following execution of code at a certain point within the low priority task that is fully responsible for non volatile storage access ( I'd like to 'kill' the RTOS from this task ).

/* Finally start the scheduler. */
vTaskStartScheduler();

/* PF Code: ( all tasks and RTOS are now 'dead' )
/* Save all my data to non volatile storage */
/* Force a micro reset */

/* Will only reach here if there is insufficient heap available to start
the scheduler. */
return 0;

Power fail

Posted by rtel on May 3, 2016

Which architecture are you running on? Few ports provide an "end scheduling" function as there is nothing to return to. For example the Cortex-M port re-uses the stack that was used by main().

However, why not perform this processing from any task - or even a high priority task that runs in response to a power fail event? The task can enter a critical section to stop RTOS interrupts interfering with your post power fail processing.


Power fail

Posted by ady001 on May 4, 2016

I'll use a critical section as you suggest within my PIC24 architecture.

I was just hoping to exit RTOS gracefully rather than reset the micro from within a task i.e. Pre RTOS tasks ( hardware initialization etc. ) RTOS starts Post RTOS tasks ( save power fail data, reset micro )


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