RTEMS implements multiple APIs including an Internal API, the Classic API, and the POSIX API. These APIs share the common foundation of SuperCore objects and thus share object management code. This includes a common scheme for object Ids and for managing object names whether those names be in the thirty-two bit form used by the Classic API or C strings.
The object Id contains a field indicating the API that an object instance is associated with. This field holds a numerically small non-zero integer.
33.2.2. Object Classes¶
Each API consists of a collection of managers. Each manager is responsible for instances of a particular object class. Classic API Tasks and POSIX Mutexes example classes.
The object Id contains a field indicating the class that an object instance is associated with. This field holds a numerically small non-zero integer. In all APIs, a class value of one is reserved for tasks or threads.
33.2.3. Object Names¶
Every RTEMS object which has an Id may also have a name associated with it. Depending on the API, names may be either thirty-two bit integers as in the Classic API or strings as in the POSIX API.
Some objects have Ids but do not have a defined way to associate a name with
them. For example, POSIX threads have Ids but per POSIX do not have names. In
RTEMS, objects not defined to have thirty-two bit names may have string names
assigned to them via the
rtems_object_set_name service. The original
impetus in providing this service was so the normally anonymous POSIX threads
could have a user defined name in CPU Usage Reports.