[ECOS] Redboot and builtin functions

Jonathan Larmour jlarmour@redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 06:13:00 GMT 2000


Jesper Skov wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "Fabrice" == Fabrice Gautier <Fabrice_Gautier@sdesigns.com> writes:
> 
> Fabrice> One of this place is generic-stub.c where a comment says that
> Fabrice> the stub can't use the same memcpy and memset than the rest
> Fabrice> (I can't see really why but why not..)
> 
> Because while you are debugging the application, you may be setting
> breakpoints at various places and single-stepping your way through
> memcpy and memset. If the stub used the same functions as the
> application it would crash, hang, or format the disks on your
> neighbor's WinDOS machine.
> 
> Basically, the stub needs to be fully detached from the
> application/eCos to function properly.

That's fair enough for stubs inside the application. It doesn't apply to
redboot though - the memcpy() etc. it links in will be a separate instance
to the ones in the app.

Jifl
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