I am using a c++ s-Function with persistent objects, that are stored in the PWork vector, following the documentation example. The callback methods look like this:
static void mdlInitializeSizes(SimStruct *S)
2. Start Model:
static void mdlStart(SimStruct *S)
ssGetPWork(S) = new uint8_T(0); // some persistent variable
3. Do something with the variable:
static void mdlOutputs(SimStruct *S, int_T tid)
uint8_T* aliveCounter = static_cast<uint8_T*>(ssGetPWorkValue(S,0));
4. Free the memory after model finishes:
static void mdlTerminate(SimStruct *S)
uint8_T* aliveCounter = static_cast<uint8_T*>(ssGetPWorkValue(S, 0));
Everything works fine, if the model is simulated. However, if the Simulink model just gets updated (e.g. via Simulation -> Update Diagram), Matlab crashes with a Memory error. The reason for this is, that 'Update Diagram' only invokes the mdlInitializeSizes and mdlTerminate callbacks. Thus, the PWork vector-size is set to 1, but the value is not initialized, because mdlStart is not called. (Initialization of PWork in mdlInitializeSizes is not possible).
Finally, when the mdlTerminate function is called ssGetPWorkValue(S, 0) trys to access an undefined memory block and Matlab crashes.
Do you have any recommendations, how to avoid this? Is there any way of distinguishing, whether the function is called at the end of a simulation, or just as part of a 'Update Diagram' routine?