Add chFifoObjectInitAligned

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Add chFifoObjectInitAligned

Postby jsiekm » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:47 pm


I have recently begun using ChibiOS and have noticed something that I believe may be a design inconsistency. Guarded and unguarded memory pools both provide a chXyzObjectInit and chXyzObjectInitAligned function so that the user can specify their own memory alignment if necessary. However, chFifo provides only chFifoObjectInit, which requires a memory alignment despite a function name that (if consistent with memory pools) implies the internal use of PORT_NATURAL_ALIGN when this is not the case.

I suggest changing the existing function to chFifoObjectInitAligned, and writing another chFifoObjectInit that uses PORT_NATURAL_ALIGN to call chFifoObjectInitAligned.

Please let me know if I have misunderstood something (and thanks for your time).

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Re: Add chFifoObjectInitAligned

Postby faisal » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:21 am

Bump, any comments on this Giovanni?

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Re: Add chFifoObjectInitAligned

Postby Giovanni » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:37 am


It is feasible and in queue. It is just about adding another static inline function.

it requires an API change so it will go in next major release.


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