Nonblocking UART driver using _write_r - error if no data was written?
Wed Feb 26 14:46:00 GMT 2014
On Feb 26 15:33, MikuslawProxy wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Freddie Chopin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I guess some rationale is here:
> > http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/write.html
> >> When attempting to write to a file descriptor (other than a pipe or
> >> FIFO) that supports non-blocking writes and cannot accept the data
> >> immediately:
> >> [...]
> >> If the O_NONBLOCK flag is set, write() shall not block the thread. If
> >> some data can be written without blocking the thread, write() shall
> >> write what it can and return the number of bytes written. Otherwise,
> >> it shall return -1 and set errno to [EAGAIN].
> That makes sense. Thank you for the link.
> > In your case "no data can be written", so the functions return -1. I've
> > recently thought about write()/read() implementations in POSIX and I'm under
> > impression that 0 can be returned only if you request a write of 0 bytes. If
> > you request to write anything, the only possible return values are -1 if
> > nothing was written (errno set to EAGAIN) or a positive value with number of
> > bytes written (I'm not considering any actual errors to make it simpler).
> > Regards,
> > FCh
> By the way, search for EAGAIN in newlib code didn't return anything
> interesting in code that would end up with on my target (STM32). Just
> define in errno.h and string for that in strerror.c. The rest is in
> linux code, but also nothing interesting, I think.
> So, is it a bug that we don't check the write for EAGAIN errno, so we
> can loop on that in fflush?
fflush is not required to do that. From POSIX-1.2008(*):
The fflush() function shall fail if:
[CX] The O_NONBLOCK flag is set for the file descriptor
underlying stream and the thread would be delayed in the
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