[Xenomai] about "xnshadow_harden" puzzle, when and where the "rthal_current_domain" became head domain?

Philippe Gerum rpm at xenomai.org
Sun Mar 26 16:41:43 CEST 2017

On 03/24/2017 01:05 PM, 曹子龙 wrote:
> i encounter a problem when reading the xenomai 2.6.5 code about the "xnshaode_harden" implement ion,  when a thread running in root domain migrate to the head domain, usually by calling "xnshadow_harden" interface to do this.
> the the operation completed by wakeup the "gatekeeper_thread" and then call the "xnpod_schedule", finally, the shadow thread comeback from "schedule". 
> look at the red worlds below, it seems it was surely that the current domain is head, but, during these operation, i did not see anywhere  change the current domain from root to  head,  so did i miss something about the flow? any one can help me, thanks for your kindly help.
> int xnshadow_harden(void)
> {
>        ................................
> sched->gktarget = curr;
> xnthread_set_info(curr, XNATOMIC);
> wake_up_process(sched->gatekeeper);
> schedule();
>       ...........................
> if (rthal_current_domain == rthal_root_domain) {
>                           // exceptions, rarely happen.
>        }

This is too complex to explain only in a few words and time is a scarce
resource, so you will have to figure out the details by yourself, but

- the gatekeeper calls xnpod_schedule(), which notices that the root
domain is current, therefore escalates the request to the primary domain
via a pseudo IRQ.

- the interrupt pipeline dispatches the pseudo IRQ back to the Xenomai
core (xnpod_schedule_handler()), after a switch to the head domain. See
dispatch_irq_head() from kernel/ipipe/core.c.


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