heap_4 and 16BitDOS Port

pronkin wrote on Friday, July 15, 2016:

I’ m using official OpenWatcom 16BitDOS port and found that in heap_4.c (and heap_5.c) size_t is used for address arithmetic and aligning (FreeRTOS V9.0.0).
But casting far pointer to size_t always result zero in segment memory model:

/* Ensure the heap starts on a correctly aligned boundary. */
uxAddress = ( size_t ) ucHeap;

the result that heap placed at zero address (applicashon crash).

When I made some modificationsn in heap init function such as:

  1. change uxAddress to long
  2. start using FP_SEG and FP_OFF macroses for convert far pointer to/from absolute address

heap start working correctly.

It’s easy to reproduce this with openwatcom and DOSBox.

Does this port still supported or I missed somethig that I can’t use
heap_4 or heap_5 memory mangement with it?
or heap init code must be refactored to be more portable?

rtel wrote on Friday, July 15, 2016:

That demo was actually removed in the V9.0.0 release, although it is
still available in older releases available from the SourceForge web
site. It has probably never been tested with heap_4 or 5.