12.2. RTEMS 5 to RTEMS 6

This section provides helpful information when migrating from RTEMS 5 to RTEMS 6.

12.2.1. Update to GCC 10

The tool suite for RTEMS 6 uses GCC 10. GCC 10 enables -fno-common by default. Code bases which never used this option before may observe now multiple definition linker errors. For example, if global variables are declared and defined in header files (usually a missing extern in the header file).

12.2.2. Replacements for Removed APIs

  • The rtems_iterate_over_all_threads() directive was removed. Use rtems_task_iterate() instead.

  • The rtems_get_current_processor() directive was removed. Use rtems_scheduler_get_processor() instead.

  • The rtems_get_processor_count() directive was removed. Use rtems_scheduler_get_processor_maximum() instead.

  • The boolean type was removed. Use bool instead.

  • The single_precision type was removed. Use float instead.

  • The double_precision type was removed. Use double instead.

  • The proc_ptr type was removed. Use a proper function pointer type.

  • The rtems_context type was removed. If you need this type in your applications, please ask on the Developers Mailing List.

  • The rtems_context_fp type was removed. If you need this type in your applications, please ask on the Developers Mailing List.

  • The rtems_extension type was removed. Use void instead.

  • The rtems_io_lookup_name() directive was removed. Use stat() instead.

  • The region_information_block type was removed. Use Heap_Information_block instead.

  • The rtems_thread_cpu_usage_t type was removed. Use struct timespec instead.

  • The rtems_rate_monotonic_period_time_t type was removed. Use struct timespec instead.

  • The _Copyright_Notice constant was removed from the API. Use rtems_get_copyright_notice() instead.

  • The _RTEMS_version constant was removed from the API. Use rtems_get_version_string() instead.

  • The RTEMS_MAXIMUM_NAME_LENGTH define was removed. Use sizeof( rtems_name ) instead.

  • The <rtems/system.h> header file was removed. Include <rtems.h> instead.