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RE: Linux Synthetic target problems

Thank you both for the tips. I am trying to add the additional GCC flag,
but - being new to eCos (and not an expert in Linux either) - I do not
know the optimal way to integrate it.

My understanding from working with eCos on the Windows side was that I
modify the install/include/pkgconf/ecos.mak file; specifically, the
ECOS_GLOBAL_CFLAGS. Then I do a 'make' at the root of the synthetic
build tree. But when I build, I do not see the compiler option listed in
the compiler output - it appears to be cut off after the
-fno-exceptions. Perhaps just the output is being truncated?

Am I doing this right?

Thank you,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bart Veer []
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 9:48 AM
> To: Tyler Wilson
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [ECOS] Linux Synthetic target problems
> >>>>> "Tyler" == Tyler Wilson <> writes:
>     Tyler> Good day,
>     Tyler> I have been attempting to build the Linux synthetic target
>     Tyler> on what is essentially an Ubuntu 7.10 system (actually,
>     Tyler> andLinux which uses coLinux). When I get to the point of
>     Tyler> running the hello application, I get a segmentation fault.
>     Tyler> If I attempt to debug with gdb, it spits out an internal
>     Tyler> error:
>     Tyler> This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
>     Tyler> /build/buildd/gdb-6.6.dfsg/gdb/dwarf2-frame.c:1725:
> internal-error: decode_frame_entry_1: Assertion `fde->cie != NULL'
> failed.
>     Tyler> A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
> Note that this is a bug in the Ubuntu release of gdb, not in the
> synthetic target. If you want to debug a synthetic target application
> then you will probably have to upgrade or downgrade your version of
> gdb.
>     Tyler> This is using GCC version 4.1.3. A co-worker got the same
>     Tyler> error on a 'pure' Ubuntu install.
>     Tyler> FYI, I used the instructions in this post for the build:
>     Tyler>,-Segmentation-Fault:-When-
> attempting-to-run-%22Hello-World%27-on-Synthetic-Linux-td8250747.html
>     Tyler> ecosconfig new linux default
>     Tyler> ecosconfig tree
>     Tyler> make
>     Tyler> I have seen reports in other places that say the Linux
>     Tyler> kernel version may have an impact on the success of the
>     Tyler> synthetic target. On the other hand, I have seen Changelogs
>     Tyler> in CVS with notes about 'update for later GCC versions'.
> The synthetic target is vulnerable to changes in both the Linux kernel
> and the toolchain - compiler, linker, ... Actually all of eCos is
> vulnerable to toolchain changes, but for most targets people stick
> with known good toolchains they have downloaded. For the synthetic
> target people use whatever toolchain is installed with their Linux
> distribution. Generally that is of newer vintage than the
> cross-compilers so more likely to show up problems.
> For this issue, first try Andrew's suggestion of
> -fno-stack-protector (not -fno-stack-protection). Hopefully you have
> run into a known problem rather than a new one.
> Bart
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