[ECOS] Re: Wrong declaration of idle_thread_stack

Eric de Jong list_ericdejong_10@gmx.net
Thu Jan 22 13:27:00 GMT 2004

> In Cyg_HardwareThread::attach_stack() all that would be necessary is to
> adjust s_base and s_size to appropriate boundaries at the beginning of the
> function, using CYGARC_ALIGNMENT.

I couldn't find the idle_thread_stack definition, but I guess the definition
could be changed to be alligned at a 4 byte boundary.
Modifying Cyg_HardwareThread::attach_stack() is not needed, as everyone should
supply a proper stack (this is where the assertions are for).

> For the H8S architecture, compiler and linker I can tell you the following
> things:
> 1. The stack pointer have to be even  (alignment to a 2 byte boundary)

Ok. Seems simple to me, just do a proper declaration of idle_thread_stack with

> 2. From hardware point of view of H8S, every section in different memory
> region should start with even address that means ALIGN(2) (least significant
> bit should be zero).

So ALL variables needs to be alligned? every char? So if I use a char (in say
.bss section) in my program (.text section) is has to be alligned.
And if I use a char from the middle of a array like

char test[10];
 *(char*)(&test[1]) = 5;

I will get an allignment error?

I see two solutions for you:
1) threat every char as an short (does this work?: #define char short     )
2) do not use different memory regions for text, bss, data, heap and stack.


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