[ECOS] redboot as debugger / bootstrap for RTLINUX ?

Bob Koninckx bob.koninckx@mech.kuleuven.ac.be
Sun Nov 3 09:03:00 GMT 2002


Hi,

This might be a little bit off-topic. I'll ask it anyway.

My experiences for (serial) debugging and booting embedded (powerpc,
eCos) applications using redboot have been nothing but positive so far.

We are currently working on a project that uses RTAI/RTLINUX as real
time kernels on PC-based hardware. However, (kernel level)debugging is 
hard.

Since eCos/Redboot have been ported to PC motherboards, I wondered if
redboot could not be used as a bootstrap for RTAI or RTLinux
applications which could then in turn be debugged over a serial line
like any other embedded application. Anybody ever tried this? Any
reasons why such an approach would probably not work ?

Thanks,

Bob
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