#2365 assigned defect

Task pre-emption disable is broken due to pseudo ISR tasks

Reported by: Sebastian Huber Owned by: Needs Funding
Priority: lowest Milestone: Indefinite
Component: score Version: 4.10
Severity: critical Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:

Description (last modified by Sebastian Huber)

We have for example:

Scheduler_Void_or_thread _Scheduler_priority_Unblock (
  const Scheduler_Control *scheduler,
  Thread_Control          *the_thread
  Scheduler_priority_Context *context =
    _Scheduler_priority_Get_context( scheduler );
  Scheduler_priority_Node *node = _Scheduler_priority_Thread_get_node( the_thread );


  /* TODO: flash critical section? */

   *  If the thread that was unblocked is more important than the heir,
   *  then we have a new heir.  This may or may not result in a
   *  context switch.
   *  Normal case:
   *    If the current thread is preemptible, then we need to do
   *    a context switch.
   *  Pseudo-ISR case:
   *    Even if the thread isn't preemptible, if the new heir is
   *    a pseudo-ISR system task, we need to do a context switch.
  if ( the_thread->current_priority < _Thread_Heir->current_priority ) {
      the_thread->current_priority == PRIORITY_PSEUDO_ISR


So the unblock event of a pseudo ISR task (MPCI or timer server) may pre-empt a task with disabled pre-emption. Suppose a higher priority task than the non-preemptible task is ready. Then this task gets scheduled once the pseudo ISR task blocks again.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:00:01 PM by Sebastian Huber <sebastian.huber@…>

In 0562060f074eea3fdcf5274aa3b7cbc8fe14993d/rtems:

sptests/sptasknopreempt01: New test

Update #2365.

comment:2 Changed on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:12:15 PM by Sebastian Huber

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed on Jan 26, 2017 at 7:16:00 AM by Sebastian Huber


comment:4 Changed on Feb 15, 2017 at 1:44:44 PM by Sebastian Huber

Milestone: 4.11.2Indefinite
Owner: set to Needs Funding
Status: newassigned
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