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MDK MIDDLEWARE: Networkv7, ETH-ERR:Init, Thread create failed


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  • MDK-ARM: Middleware, Networkv7

SYMPTOM

When migrating from Networkv5/6 to Networkv7, execution goes into net_sys_error's while loop. Printf debug for the network or the Event Recorder are enabled. During the call to netInitialize() or the start of another thread the following error is thrown: "ETH-ERR:Init, Thread create failed." or Event Property "ThreadCreateFailed". What is causing this error?

CAUSE

There are not enough resources allocated by CMSIS RTOS for the new thread, netCore_Thread.

RESOLUTION

Add resources in RTX_Conf_CM.c for netCore_Thread by raising the total stack size for threads with user-provided stack. netCore_Thread effectively replaces Networkv5/6's call to net_main().

During migration, net_main() was removed from a thread. If the call to net_main() increased the thread's required stack size, then this size can be lowered.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 16, 2016


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