kernel threads in drivers using the RT patch
From: Monica Puig-Pey
Date: Sat Jun 04 2011 - 08:30:07 EST
I'm studying how to develop drivers in a real time OS and how do they
work. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with the 2.6.31-11-rt patch installed.
I'm trying to run a kernel thread from my driver (kernel context). I
create the kthread in the module_init, I change its real time priority
and then make it run .
Code shown below:
thread_handler=*(struct task_struct *)kthread_create(my_tasklet_handler,
printk(KERN_WARNING "<pci> (init_module) Error creating Thread
result = sched_setscheduler(&thread_handler, SCHED_FIFO, params);
Params is global struct sched_param * and struct thread_handler a
I stop the Kthread in the module_exit using
The kthread "thread_handler" has a while (1) loop and it is stopped in a
semaphore, waiting for the interrupt handler. When it wakes up each time
it calls kthread_should_stop() and depending on that break out of the
loop or run.
My problem is, when trying to establish the rtprio kthread, the whole
computer get blocked and I only can restart it. If I delete this part,
then kthread runs, and works well. With the ps command I can see it has
a 24 NON real time priority. Then the problem come when uninstalling my
module with rmmod. In the kthread_stop function, everything gets blocked.
Could someone tell what am I doing wrong? Or just give me some help
about kernel threads in the RT Patch?
Thanks a lot
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