From: David McCullough (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 17:49:51 EST


Firstly, I have had very little to do with real-time uclinux, but I
can see some things that may help you :-)

Jivin Peng Li lays it down ...
> Hi, all,
> The problem is I want to measure the execution time of real-time tasks
> in the kernel,using realitme fifo. My platforms are:
> 1. uCsimm
> 2. Linux kernel: linux-2.0.38 from
> 3. real-time patches: uClinux- from
> and RTL0.9J-uClinux1pre7.diff
> In my program, there's only one real-time task running in the kernel. It
> will call rtf_put() to send one time-stamped message to a user
> application before its excution and send another time-stamped message
> after its excution. So, the user application can compute the execution
> time of that task. Two fifo's are used for communication. One is data
> channel, which carries messages to user application, and the other is
> control channel, which takes commands to rt-task. The program is pretty
> much the same as frank example in the rt patches. Bu both my program and
> the frank can't work.
> The frank even can't be successfully compiled in my machine.
> First, rtl/rtl_fifo.h and asm/rt_time.h can't be found when compiling
> frank_app.c. I changed it to absolute path.
> Then, here is another error:
> m68k-pic-coff-gcc -02 -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -o frank_app
> frank_app.c
> frank_app.c: In function 'main':
> frank_app.c:58: unknown register name 'di' in 'asm'
> frank_app.c:58: unknown register name 'cx' in 'asm'
> frank_app.c:58: inconsistant operand constraints in an 'asm'
> frank_app.c:66: inconsistant operand constraints in an 'asm'
> frank_app.c:72: inconsistant operand constraints in an 'asm'
> frank_app.c:58: inconsistant operand constraints in an 'asm'
> make: *** [frank_app] Error 1
> I changed nothing of the frank, except add it to the Makefile at
> .../rtl/Makefile.
> O_OBJS := exampls/frank_module.o

For some reason this appears to be using x86 assembler. Is there a config
file for frank that has x86 settings in it or similar ? Check frank_app.c,
line 58 and see if it's asm or a macro and work out why it isn't the m68k

> In my case, the program can be compiled (use cross compiler). And then I
> manually created two fifo devices at:/opt/uClinux/dev.
> #mknod rtf1 c 150 1
> Unfortunately, when I tried to run the application after new kernel
> boots, it says " Error opening /dev/rtf1". That's the error message I
> put in the code. I tried major number 63, it still didn't work. If I use
> " mknod rtf1 p 150 1", the shell says:
> mknod : major and minor device number may not be specified for fifo
> files
> Try 'mknod --help' for more information.
> So, I ignored the device number,just typed:
> #mknod rtf1

I think you want 'mknod rtf1 p' unless that is the default when you have no
type, I don't think it is. run 'ls -al rtf1' to make sure it is a named

> Then I remove old Makefile at uClinux working dir:
> %rm Makefile
> %buildenv
> %make image.bin
> This time, the user application hangs at "fd0 = open("/dev/rtf1",


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