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UART variable length message

Question asked by massimi.federico.001 on Mar 16, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2017 by massimi.federico.001

Good morning, I'm making a program that should receive from the UART a variable length message. The message ends with "\n"

I tried it with this


uint8_t rxChar=0;

int main() {

      HAL_UART_Receive_IT(&huart2, &rxChar, 1);



void HAL_UART_RxCpltCallback(UART_HandleTypeDef *huart) {

      / /appendCharToBuffer rxChar

      HAL_UART_Receive_IT(&huart2, &rxChar, 1);


but after receiving two bytes I have a "overrun error".


HAL_UART_Receive_IT(&huart2, serial_command_buffer, COMMAND_BUFFER); 

works, but the message must be at least COMMAND_BUFFER char length.
Is possile to generate an interrupt when UART receives an "\n" although have not yet been received COMMAND_BUFFER characters? Or can I use an approach like the previous one without causing an overrun error?

or what is the proper way to handle the need to receive a variable length message?


Thanks in advance