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8 byte alignment

Posted by Jokke on November 13, 2006
Working with real view compiler for ARM (used by Keil) I ran into a need for 8 byte alignment of the stack. (sprintf with float values did not work otherwise.)

To achive this I had to add the following lines in heap_1.c:
#if portBYTE_ALIGNMENT == 8
#define heapBYTE_ALIGNMENT_MASK( ( size_t ) 0x0007 )
#endif

I also made some changes to my port of the OS.
In port.c, pxPortInitialiseStack, first lines:
/* Setup the initial stack of the task. The stack is set exactly as
expected by the portRESTORE_CONTEXT() macro.

8 byte alignment: */
pxTopOfStack = (portSTACK_TYPE *)((long)pxTopOfStack & 0xfffffff8);

In portmacro.h:
#define portBYTE_ALIGNMENT8

I'll send the changes to Richard.

Regards

Jokke

RE: 8 byte alignment

Posted by Nobody/Anonymous on November 13, 2006
Thought that was in there already or was that just 4 byte alilgnmebt?

RE: 8 byte alignment

Posted by Jokke on November 14, 2006
Correct, there was 1, 2 and 4 byte alignment already. No big change!

Jokke


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