Data structure for storing serial port data in firmware
I am sending data from a linux application through serial port to an embedded device.
In the current implementation a byte circular buffer is used in the firmware. (Nothing but an array with a read and write pointer)
As the bytes come in, it is written to the circular bufffer.
Now the PC application appears to be sending the data too fast for the firmware to handle. Bytes are missed resulting in the firmware returning WRONG_INPUT too mant times.
I think baud rate (115200) is not the issue. A more efficient data structure at the firmware side might help. Any suggestions on choice of data structure?