Re: Nanokernel stack border protection

D'alton, Alexandre <alexandre.dalton@...>


FIY, ARC has this implemented (see CONFIG_ARC_STACK_CHECKING)
And it is more than useful !


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Medhurst (Tixy) [mailto:tixy(a)]
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 11:01 AM
To: devel(a)
Subject: [devel] Re: Re: Nanokernel stack border protection

On Sun, 2016-09-25 at 10:08 +0000, Boie, Andrew P wrote:
On Sat, 2016-09-24 at 14:39 +0800, tidyjiang(a) wrote:
Hi All,

The nanokernel uses an array as stack memory space, but there is no
border protection when push data to the stack. When the array is
already full, it will cause array overfow, leading to unpredictable

Why not add the border protection? When the array is full, it
returns an error code to user.

Is it necessary ?
How would you propose to implement such a border protection?
Use the features provided by the CPU? On ARM Cortex-M, the stack limit
registers PSPLIM and MSPLIM. Presumably other CPUs have similar things.

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