Ember Connect API dynamically allocates and frees memory. More...

Macros

#define EMBER_NULL_BUFFER   0x0000
 A special EmberBuffer ID indicating that no memory is currently allocated. More...
 

Handlers

The Application Framework implements all handlers, directly calling their associated callbacks. By default, Connect projects declare such callbacks as stubs in flex-callbacks-stubs.c. Hence, to use an enabled Connect feature, applications should replace the stub with their own implementation of the associated callback (typically in flex-callbacks.c). See UG235.04 for more info.

void emberMarkApplicationBuffersHandler (void)
 This handler is invoked by the memory buffers system garbage collector and allows the application to properly mark the application-defined EmberBuffer variables with emberMarkBuffer(). More...
 

APIs

EmberBuffer emberAllocateBuffer (uint16_t dataSizeInBytes)
 Dynamically allocates memory. More...
 
void emberMarkBuffer (EmberBuffer *buffer)
 Prevent the garbage collector from reclaiming the memory associated with the passed EmberBuffer. The application should call this API within the emberMarkApplicationBuffersHandler() stack handler for each EmberBuffer object. More...
 
uint8_t * emberGetBufferPointer (EmberBuffer buffer)
 Return a pointer to the memory segment corresponding to the passed EmberBuffer buffer. Notice that the garbage collector can move memory segments to defragment the available memory. As result, the application should always use this API to obtain an updated pointer prior to accessing the memory. More...
 
uint16_t emberGetBufferLength (EmberBuffer buffer)
 Return the length in bytes of the passed EmberBuffer buffer. More...
 
uint16_t emberGetAvailableBufferMemory (void)
 Return the available memory at the buffer manager in bytes. More...
 

Detailed Description

Ember Connect API dynamically allocates and frees memory.

Generally, dynamic memory allocation in embedded code is not recommended. However, in some cases, the drawbacks of avoiding them is even bigger. Using C standard library dynamic memory is still not recommended due because it could cause fragmented memory.

For these reasons, Connect allocates some (configurable in the stack common plugin) memory as HEAP at compile-time. Memory allocation from this heap is possible through the API below.

See memory-buffer.h for source code.

Macro Definition Documentation

◆ EMBER_NULL_BUFFER

#define EMBER_NULL_BUFFER   0x0000

A special EmberBuffer ID indicating that no memory is currently allocated.

Definition at line 37 of file memory-buffer.h.

Function Documentation

◆ emberAllocateBuffer()

EmberBuffer emberAllocateBuffer ( uint16_t  dataSizeInBytes)

Dynamically allocates memory.

Parameters
[in]dataSizeInBytesThe size in bytes of the memory to be allocated.
Returns
An EmberBuffer value of EMBER_NULL_BUFFER if the memory management system could not allocate the requested memory, or any other EmberBuffer value indicating that the requested memory was successfully allocated. The allocated memory can easily be freed by assigning an EmberBuffer variable to EMBER_NULL_BUFFER. The memory will be freed by the garbage collector during the next emberTick() call.

◆ emberGetAvailableBufferMemory()

uint16_t emberGetAvailableBufferMemory ( void  )

Return the available memory at the buffer manager in bytes.

Returns
The number of available bytes.

◆ emberGetBufferLength()

uint16_t emberGetBufferLength ( EmberBuffer  buffer)

Return the length in bytes of the passed EmberBuffer buffer.

Parameters
[in]bufferA pointer to the EmberBuffer buffer for which the corresponding length in bytes should be returned.
Returns
The length in bytes of a memory segment corresponding to the passed EmberBuffer buffer.

◆ emberGetBufferPointer()

uint8_t* emberGetBufferPointer ( EmberBuffer  buffer)

Return a pointer to the memory segment corresponding to the passed EmberBuffer buffer. Notice that the garbage collector can move memory segments to defragment the available memory. As result, the application should always use this API to obtain an updated pointer prior to accessing the memory.

Parameters
[in]bufferA pointer to the EmberBuffer buffer for which the corresponding memory pointer should be returned.
Returns
A NULL pointer if the passed EmberBuffer value is EMBER_NULL_BUFFER. Otherwise, a pointer to the corresponding memory segment.

◆ emberMarkApplicationBuffersHandler()

void emberMarkApplicationBuffersHandler ( void  )

This handler is invoked by the memory buffers system garbage collector and allows the application to properly mark the application-defined EmberBuffer variables with emberMarkBuffer().

Warning
Implement associated callback emberAfMarkApplicationBuffersCallback() to use. See Handlers for additional information.

◆ emberMarkBuffer()

void emberMarkBuffer ( EmberBuffer buffer)

Prevent the garbage collector from reclaiming the memory associated with the passed EmberBuffer. The application should call this API within the emberMarkApplicationBuffersHandler() stack handler for each EmberBuffer object.

Parameters
[in]bufferA pointer to the EmberBuffer buffer to be marked.