[ECOS] How does multi-threading happen?
Tue May 14 12:57:00 GMT 2002
> Hi all:
> In eCOS after a thread is created and resume, the actual user's program
> will be run by calling hal_thread_load_context() and branch to the user's
> thread. But if for two equal priority thread how does the thread switching
> happens? How does the thread know when to switch to another thread if the
> other is the same priority? where does the scheduler take care of the
> thread switching(equal priority threads)? (arm e7t)
> Thanks a lot for your help.
It happens either when the running thread blocks, or a clock interrupt is
received and the kernel decides a timeslice needs to happen. In either
case, what happens is that the scheduler will have been locked by e.g. a
mutex or semaphore, or for a timeslice by the interrupt code, and then the
rescheduling happens in the code that unlocks the scheduler.
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