Operating system and interrupts

LVGL is not thread-safe by default.

However, in the following conditions it's valid to call LVGL related functions:

  • In events. Learn more in Events.

  • In lv_timer. Learn more in Timers.

Tasks and threads

If you need to use real tasks or threads, you need a mutex which should be invoked before the call of lv_timer_handler and released after it. Also, you have to use the same mutex in other tasks and threads around every LVGL (lv_...) related function call and code. This way you can use LVGL in a real multitasking environment. Just make use of a mutex to avoid the concurrent calling of LVGL functions.


Try to avoid calling LVGL functions from interrupt handlers (except lv_tick_inc() and lv_disp_flush_ready()). But if you need to do this you have to disable the interrupt which uses LVGL functions while lv_timer_handler is running. It's a better approach to set a flag or some value and periodically check it in an lv_timer.