Kyu version 0.7.6 for orange_pi, Compiled by tom: Sat Jun 23 11:09:53 MST 2018 running Kyu, ready>
Thread: name ( &tp ) state esp pri Thread: net (40097358) SEM J 404dc000 10 Thread: net_slow (4009726c) REPEAT C 404dd000 11 Thread: xinu_time (40097530) SEM J 404da000 28 Thread: xinu_tcpo (40097444) SEM J 404db000 29 * Thread: shell (40097708) READY I 404d8000 30 Thread: xinu_test (40097180) SEM I 404de000 30 Thread: idle (4009761c) READY C 404d9000 1234 Thread Cur : (40097708)The currently running thread will always be "shell", since that is the thread that runs the console interaction you are using. Note that this has an asterisk next to it. Also the last line gives the address of the current thread structure, which is redundant and matches the value of "&tp" for the thread thus flagged.
The thread name is whatever was given when the thread was created, chopped to the first 8 characters. The last two columns give the location of the stack and the priority for each thread.
The state field shows the thread state. Any state other than "READY" indicates that the thread is blocked for some reasons. The most common reason is "SEM" indicating the thread is blocked on a semaphore. The state "REPEAT" indicates that the thread is periodic and waiting on a time event.
The single letter (J, C, or I) above indicates the sort of resumption that will be used when the state becomes ready and begins execution. This is usually not of interest to the general public, but "J" indicates a synchronous resumption via a "jump" to swap registers. "I" indicates that an interrupt context was saved, and "C" indicates a continuation. These may be described elsewhere in developer documents, but hopefully this will satisfy the curious.
Typing "R" will cause a reset (or something morally equivalent) and reboot the board. This is infinitely useful while testing and developing code.
The "x" command provides a limited ability to call C routines from the shell. This can be very handy and can be used to avoid writing tedious test parsers. It will only work in a decent way if you provide Kyu with a symbol table (as you should).
As the simplest case, typing "x thr_show" will call the C routine "thr_show" and produce the same output as the "l" command above. This works just fine for any C routine without arguments (i.e. with a "void" argument list).
The "x" command actually will handle a single argument. If none is given, it actually calls the function with an integer 0 (which is harmless for void functions). If an integer value is given, the function is called with that value, so "x my_test 13" will make the call my_test(13). If an argument has any non decimal digits, it is interpreted as a string and a pointer to the string is passed to the function. In other works "x my_test2 item4" will yield the call my_test2("item4"). If you have more than one argument, or want to call a function that expects a pointer to a structure or some such, you are out of luck.
Use the menu to get the number of the test and type "n 11" to run network test 11 for example. A handful of tests can be run multiple times via "n 17 100" (which would rerun test 17, 100 times). Most tests in the "n" and "i" menus ignore this repeat count. Those that allow it are designated by "[n]" in the description.
The "i" submenu is a grab bag of tests, many of which are hardware specific.
The "k" submenu is a set of regression tests for Kyu. Typing "k 0" will run all of the tests, which should always work. If it does not, email me or my twin brother and let us know. Typing "k 0 N" will repeat all of the tests N times. This has been useful in the distant past for uncovering race conditions which are only triggered by low probability timing issues.
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