[ECOS] TCP/IP stack and threading question

Gary Thomas gary@mlbassoc.com
Thu Jul 20 13:37:00 GMT 2006

Tim Hatton wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to write a fairly straight forward eCos app and I am trouble
> understanding how the TCP/IP stack should behave with application threads
> (or vice versa).
> I am using the FreeBSD TCP/IP stack and I have written a small C++
> application. My app has a cyg_user_start function which currently creates
> and resumes a single thread. In my thread I successfully initialise the
> network interface with init_all_network_interfaces(); and then go into a
> loop which is (at the moment at least) a simple CLI (reading commands from
> the serial port and replies to it).
> Now, what I have observed is that when I am in my thread's loop I can't ping
> to the eCos machine (even though the link is up). If I exit from my thread, 
> I can ping it no problem.
> So, what am I doing wrong here? Do I need to have an application thread that
> handles the "background" TCP/IP stuff link answering ping? I was assuming
> this stuff would just work but now I suspect I've misunderstood something
> fundamental.

What device are you using to read commands from the serial port?

Gary Thomas                 |  Consulting for the
MLB Associates              |    Embedded world

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