A task can have more than one use, so rather than write two tasks to do the same basic function, we can call different instances. For example, we write a task to blink an LED. We call it, passing the parameter "GREEN_LED" and it blinks the green led. We call it again with parameter "RED_LED" and it blinks the red.
@cpu - yes you could say that the task is wanting to give up its place. If a task sets an event, it typically needs another task to take care of some other task before it can continue. For example, go off and do a computation or read a value then come back with an answer.
@mccurry - we can monitor the RTOS overhead in the debug phase. The IDE does a good job of monitoring all resources (processor time, stack and other memory usage). Best control one has is tweaking from that point - removing unused resources, etc
MQX is totally free, and even has free support through user forums. Training (other than some slides and videos on Freescale's website AND THIS CLASS) as well as support costs. You can develop and use it without royalty if you can do without vendor support
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