[ECOS] More RedBoot questions

Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Mon Jan 8 08:28:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 12:04:26PM +0000, Hugo Tyson wrote:

> > >  5) The docs say that you can't load images via serial port
> > >     only via Ethernet. If you can run gdb via serial port why
> > >     can't you load images via serial port?
> > 
> > The docs are out of date. You can now download using X/Y-modem. Also you
> > can use RedBoot's GDB stub to load into RAM, but then you lose control of
> > the Redboot prompt. (Although there is a workaround for this - type $k#6b
> > directly at the serial port and redboot will restart, but whatever you
> > loaded into RAM will be retained - this is not officially supported
> > though).
> > 
> > I don't know why we don't support direct loading over the serial port
> > though - I'd have thought it would be pretty easy. No time I suppose. Gary?
> FAOD, "load images" here means "get a binary image from a file on some
> server, straight into RAM, usually in order to program it into flash"
> It doesn't mean "load an image to run using GDB in the usual manner"
> because of course that is supported by GDB stubs over either serial or
> net.

That's good.  I still need to support debugging via serial port.

> Just in case there was confusion there.

A bit.

Grant Edwards

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