Running programs on aarch64 simulator

Jim Wilson
Mon May 11 22:13:42 GMT 2020

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM Joel Sherrill <> wrote:
> Thanks Jim.  That is very helpful.  I managed to get an executable
> to run with aarch64-elf-run and traced it failing quite early at
> newlib-cygwin/libgloss/aarch64/syscalls.c:287 doing something with
> the semi-hosting extensions.  Have you seen this simulator work
> well enough recently to run the gcc testsuite?

It has been maybe 2.5 years since I last tried.  That is about when I
left Linaro.

> It sounds like for my purposes of where to start development of an
> aarch64 RTEMS port, this is one time we need to skip the gdb simulator
> step. The gdb simulators are just so nice to work through basic issues
> like context switching, stack setup, etc. Since we would only need C
> with basic integer operations and enough FPU support to context
> switch the FPU, 1200 gcc failures may not have been a stopper.

I don't know if any of the system instructions work.  A gcc testsuite
run will only test user instructions.  I like the gdb simulators too.
That is why I did some work with it.


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