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Honored Contributor I
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How to return value(s) in NIOS interrupt (ISR) function?

In the reference the return value is void, but how about I want to allocate a new variable in ISR and access it later in the main function? 

 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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You can use global variable which can be accessed in any function as well as in ISR routine.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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You can use global variable which can be accessed in any function as well as in ISR routine. 

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However in my case, the variable is allocated dynamically, the size of the variable is unknown until ISR is triggered. Can I declare the global variable and then define its memory allocation later on?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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You'd need a memory allocator that is callable from an ISR. 

Whether one exists depends on the operating system code you are running. 

It is unlikely that the malloc() in the BSP library is callable from ISRs. 

Maybe you can use a fixed size memory block as a software fifo.
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