Post radio notification callback through minar

The ble-nrf51822 implementation of the BLE API generated callbacks for radio
notification events without using the minar scheduler and at very high
priority. This functionality is replaced by posting events through minar
when YOTTA_CFG_MBED_OS is defined. Note that minar could not be used directly
to post callbacks because radio notification events are handled at very high
priority, which caused a hard-fault when minar tries to enter a critical
section. Alternatively, a Timeout was used to post the callback in another
context with lower priority.
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Andres Amaya Garcia 2015-11-13 14:42:58 +00:00
parent d2640b326e
commit f8b3f1340f

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@ -109,12 +109,50 @@ public:
/* Store the current radio notification value that will be used in the next callback */
bool radioNotificationCallbackParam;
* In mbed OS, the idea is to post all callbacks through minar scheduler. However, the radio notifications
* are handled in IRQs with very high priority. Trying to post a minar callback directly in
* processRadioNotification() will result in a hard-fault. This is because minar asumes that all callbacks
* are posted from low priority context, so when minar schedules the callback it attempts to enter a
* critical section and disable all interrupts. The problem is that minar tries to do this by invoking the
* SoftDevice with a call to sd_nvic_critical_region_enter() while already running in high priority. This
* results in the SoftDevice generating a hard-fault.
* A solution is to reduce the priority from which the callback is posted to minar. Unfortunately, there
* are not clean ways to do this. The solution implemented uses a Timeout to call
* postRadioNotificationCallback() after a very short delay (1 us) and post the minar callback there.
* !!!WARNING!!! Radio notifications are very time critical events. The current solution is expected to
* work under the assumption that postRadioNotificationCalback() will be executed BEFORE the next radio
* notification event is generated.
Timeout radioNotificationTimeout;
* A helper function to post radio notification callbacks through minar when using mbed OS.
void postRadioNotificationCallback(void) {
mbed::util::FunctionPointer1<void, bool>(&radioNotificationCallback, &FunctionPointerWithContext<bool>::call).bind(radioNotificationCallbackParam)
* A helper function to process radio-notification events; to be called internally.
* @param param [description]
void processRadioNotificationEvent(bool param) {
/* When using mbed OS the callback to the user-defined function will be posted through minar */
radioNotificationCallbackParam = param;
radioNotificationTimeout.attach_us(this, &nRF5xGap::postRadioNotificationCallback, 0);
friend void radioNotificationStaticCallback(bool param); /* allow invocations of processRadioNotificationEvent() */