[ECOS] Debugging via Ethernet. (on i386 platform)

Gary Thomas gthomas@redhat.com
Mon Oct 9 07:07:00 GMT 2000


On 07-Oct-2000 Fabrice Gautier wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I now have an ethernet driver that seems to work ok with the eCos tests.
> 
> Now that I have this driver I would like to use it as a debug channel. (at
> least for download and/or diagnostic output)
> I think this is already possible on some platform. At least the RedBoot demo
> at ESC was showing that.
> 
> But how do I do it with my i386?
> Is there some tcp/ip support in the gdb stub (that i should port) ? Or does
> RedBoot provide the stub with a channel (serial or ip) transparently (so
> porting redboot will give me that - and lot more ) ?

RedBoot is the solution here.  Perhaps we (you and I) can work together to
get this going.  If you're up to it [as I think you are], I'll help you get
RedBoot working in this environment [take that as you do the work, I tell you
how to fix it :-)]

> Does converting the i386 port to use the eCos/ROM Monitor Calling Interface
> would help ?

This is an absolutely necessary first step.


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