Blocking wait for interrupt

Johannes Kliemann Johannes.Kliemann at ...250...
Tue Aug 8 11:17:51 CEST 2017

Hi Sebastian,

thanks for your explanation, it helped me to understand the problem.
I'm just not yet sure how exactly to call the task.

For the interrupt I have registered it via the Lx::Irq class.
But I'm not sure how to handle the transfer task. Currently I locally
create a Lx::Task that calls the xfer_master function (through a wrapper
though) and call Lx::scheduler::schedule() after its creation.
But that seems to return while the tasks are not yet completed.


Am 27.07.2017 um 16:20 schrieb Sebastian Sumpf:
> Hi Johannes,
> On 07/27/2017 01:42 PM, Johannes Kliemann wrote:
>> Hi Sebastian,
>> yes, that is the function I call from Genode.
>> And thanks in advance for helping me out.
> Good. I will try to explain how the Lx::Task approach is supposed to
> work in this case:
> Your task calls 'i2c_dw_xfer' which sends a request, creates a Linux
> completion, and calls 'wait_for_completion_timeout'. This leads to a
> blocking of the task and a call to the task scheduler. Since there
> should be nothing to schedule at this point, the entrypoint will
> eventually return to its "wait for RPC" code. When the waited for IRQ
> occurs, the entrypoint receives a signal RPC and wakes up yet another
> task, the IRQ task
> (dde_linux/src/lx_kit/ This task
> calls all registered interrupt handlers ('handle_irq' same file). One of
> those handlers should, behind your back, call 'complete' (I haven't
> found the relevant source code for your case, but it is there) for the
> completion your task is waiting for, which in turn should unblock your
> task. This way a synchronous execution is accomplished. That is the theory.
> Details:
> 'wait_for_completion_timeout'
> (dde_linux/src/include/lx_emul/impl/completion.h) will call
> '__wait_completion' which must be implemented by your driver. Please
> refer to '__wait_completion' (dde_linux/src/lib/usb/ as a
> guidance. The important part is to call 'block_and_schedule' for the
> current task. Also notice, the 'complete' function in completion.h that
> calls 'unblock' for the task within a completion. This should somehow be
> called by your interrupt handler and lead to the re-scheduling of your
> task when the IRQ tasks blocks again after interrupt handling.
> By the way, these Lx::Taks are also called routine or coroutine in
> literature and nothing more than a stack and a 'setjmp/longjmp' construct.
> I hope this helps,
> Sebastian

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