[ECOS] Running sample applications on eCos

Gary Thomas gthomas@redhat.com
Thu Dec 27 07:18:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, 2001-12-26 at 23:27, Subodh wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I have configured and built binutils and gcc as per the instructions given in 
>  http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/tools/linux-i686-linux.html  The target is synthetic linux.
> I have done this on a x86 processor - linux host only.
>    I have taken the instructions from  http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/docs-latest/tutorials/arm/ecos-tutorial.13.html
> to run application hello.c. There is 1 small problem. After the program prints
> the message "Hello, eCos world!", it doesn't come to $ prompt. I have to press ctrl c
> to get the dollar prompt. 
>    If I compile this simple program using gcc  ( gcc hello.c ) and then run a.out, $ prompt returns.
>    Can anyone tell me, why does this happen ?
>    Regards,
>    Subodh

This _is_ the expected behaviour of eCos applications.  When they
"terminate", they simply spin.  If you want to stop on the exit, try
setting a breakpoint at 'exit()' or some other appropriate point.

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