BBB/AM335x: isspace() results in data abort exception in strtol() in strtol.c and strtoul() in strtoul.c

Chris Johns chrisj at
Mon Jun 22 12:28:08 UTC 2015

On 22/06/2015 2:16 pm, Jarielle Catbagan wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Chris Johns <chrisj at> wrote:
>> On 22/06/2015 2:27 am, Jarielle Catbagan wrote:
>>> I was testing the "help", "dm" and "pm" commands on the Umon command
>>> line and they resulted in what appears to cause the program to hang.
>>> I captured the result and it can be found here
>>> After doing some debugging, I was able to pinpoint the location that
>>> results in a halt in program execution.  It hangs when isspace() is
>>> executed in strtol() in strtol.c.
>> Where do the libc functions come from ? What is the linker command line ?
> isspace() seems to be pulled in just fine from
> /usr/arm-none-eabi/include, because removing <ctype.h> from strtol.c
> results in an undefined reference to isspace().

My concern is the multilibs and what is needed by umon and what is
needed by RTEMS. For example on the Zynq I build the Xilinx bootloader
code for ARM in thumb mode while Xilinx do not (I know because I needed
to fix it). I actually use the same flags I use for RTEMS.

With umon having the ability to integrate with RTEMS the need to match
the ABI is important.

>>> Whenever Umon is built, there are two important images built.
>>> boot.bin and boot.elf.  boot.bin is a raw image and is the image that
>>> is booted on the BBB.  I wanted to see how the image was assembled,
>>> and so I ran "arm-none-eabi-objdump -S boot.elf".  I am focusing on
>>                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> What tool set is being used ?
> I am using arm-none-eabi-gcc 4.9.2 and binutils 2.25.0.

Where did you get this compiler from ? Who built it ?

How do we track what is needed by users ? I for one cannot contribute
because I do not have this compiler.

Why not use the RTEMS compiler ?

It may mean we need to tell gcc not to use stand includes or libs which
means we need to include the bits of libc used by umon in the umon
package but I feel this is ok.


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