[ECOS] Halting RedBoot

Gary Thomas gary@mlbassoc.com
Thu Apr 1 14:23:00 GMT 2010

On 04/01/2010 06:28 AM, Stefano Mora wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm in a trouble with RedBoot cause during the boot it receives a character from the serial port (different from ^C) and the boot stops waiting for a Return.
> I don't need this behaviour cause the serial port is shared with a printer that, when the board powers up, sends a char then the board stops.
> My question is:
> How can i jump it?
> The code that enable the behaviour is
>          } else {
>                  script = hold_script;
>          }
> ??
> If i comment out this code the bootloader can stops only with Ctrl-C ??

No, this is not how to fix the problem.

The problem is that this loop is calling _rb_gets() which is
expecting to read an entire line from the console.  If that
function sees any characters, it will wait until a complete
line is entered, regardless of the timeout.

The correct way to fix this would be to use mon_read_char_with_timeout()
instead of _rb_gets().  This will take a little while to update and
test, but if you're patient I'll give you a patch to try.

Gary Thomas                 |  Consulting for the
MLB Associates              |    Embedded world

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