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ChNil - ChibiOS/Nil Arduino Library

This is the initial release of a much improved version of ChibiOS/Nil. I am starting a new repository since this version is not backward compatible with the NilRTOS library.

I have done some testing with an Uno and a little with a Mega but more bugs are likely since I needed to modify core parts of the RTOS.

ChNil is a tiny RTOS library for AVR Arduino boards.

The base code for ChNil was written by Giovanni Di Sirio, the author of ChibiOS/Nil and ChibiOS/RT.

The code is version 2.0.0 from a recent, Jan 2017, trunk version of ChibiOS. The API is considerably different than the original version of Nil. It is now very much like ChibiOS/RT.

If you are installing from GitHub repo zips, rename the folder ChNil before copying it to your Arduino/libraries folder.

Please read ChNil.htlm for more information. See the Examples section of the html documentation.

Start with the ChNilBlink example which is traditional for almost every RTOS.

ChibiOS/Nil now has event flags, mailboxes, memory pools and other new features. Try the examples that illustrate these features.

I have added chAnalogRead(), a version of analogRead() that sleeps while the AVR ADC is busy.

You can check stack use with chFillStacks(), chPrintStackSizes(), and chPrintUnusedStack().

chTimer1Start(), chTimer1Wait(), and chTimer1Stop() allow a thread to run at microsecond intervals. See the ChNilSdLogger.ino for an example.

ChNilSerial is a very small unbuffered replacement for Arduino Serial.

The TwiMaster library, in the extras folder, is a I2C library that sleeps while an I2C transfer takes place.