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authorSebastian Huber <>2017-02-03 11:55:29 +0100
committerSebastian Huber <>2017-02-03 11:55:29 +0100
commit90a3c414ce86abcdef261579be6570a8b559498e (patch)
parent87b4d03b356bf7bb6246f8d3a3a1766fbfd6a5fe (diff)
c-user: Add TAS and TTAS terms
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/c-user/glossary.rst b/c-user/glossary.rst
index aab9601..2fa7e98 100644
--- a/c-user/glossary.rst
+++ b/c-user/glossary.rst
@@ -668,6 +668,9 @@ Glossary
The system on which the application will ultimately execute.
+ An acronym for Test-And-Set.
A logically complete thread of execution. It consists normally of a set
@@ -741,6 +744,9 @@ Glossary
missed. Rate Monotonic Scheduling can be used to determine if all
deadlines will be met under transient overload.
+ An acronym for Test and Test-And-Set.
user extensions
Software routines provided by the application to enhance the
functionality of RTEMS.
diff --git a/c-user/symmetric_multiprocessing_services.rst b/c-user/symmetric_multiprocessing_services.rst
index 51d4eff..01246ae 100644
--- a/c-user/symmetric_multiprocessing_services.rst
+++ b/c-user/symmetric_multiprocessing_services.rst
@@ -643,8 +643,8 @@ variables,
Updates of the heir thread are done via a normal store operation. The thread
dispatch necessary indicator of another processor is set as a side-effect of an
inter-processor interrupt. So, this change notification works without the use
-of locks. The thread context is protected by a TTAS lock embedded in the
-context to ensure that it is used on at most one processor at a time.
+of locks. The thread context is protected by a :term:`TTAS` lock embedded in
+the context to ensure that it is used on at most one processor at a time.
Normally, only thread-specific or per-processor locks are used during a thread
dispatch. This implementation turned out to be quite efficient and no lock
contention was observed in the testsuite. The heavy-weight thread dispatch