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LWIP bare-metal ethernetif_input() thread safe

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mspenard603
Contributor IV

Hi All,

 I have a bare-metal project with LWIP and Eth being serviced (i.e., ethernetif_input() ) in mail() loop as is recommended per the SDK example and notes I've read. Viz., it is my understanding that ethernetif_input() is not to run in an interrupt context.

My issue with with LWIP and Eth not being serviced quick enough. As I have some GUI code (EwWiz) that inserts enough delay as to lag network io to some large degree.

Therefore, I'm looking for some way to run ethernetif_input() off a GPT based timer. How can I make it interrupt context safe?



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jeremyzhou
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi @mspenard603 ,
Thank you for your interest in NXP Semiconductor products and for the opportunity to serve you.
In my opinion, I'd highly recommend you use the LWIP+ FreeRTOS demo as the template, which can manage the incoming ENET frame, meanwhile, synchronize the signal with the GUI code.
And you can find the LWIP+ FreeRTOS demo in the SDK library.
TIC

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mspenard603
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Thanks. Were a bit far into our bare-metal project. So RTOS isn't on the table for now.

I did find a solution by utilizing the PIT. And a lock-out mechanism for when it shouldn't run. E.g., in the middle of an f_open() or f_read() etc etc.

Ethernet speeds jumped 10 fold to where they should be.