Bochs simulator and pc386 BSP

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri Feb 4 17:18:05 UTC 2000

In looking at Erwin Rol's notes on his Bochs success and checking
the Bochs page, I believe that Bochs simulates enough PC peripherals
where one should be able to FULLY exercise RTEMS on the simulator.
This includes the network stack and Microwindows.  Bochs simulates
an NE2000 .. so there is enough to do the network stack.  I assume
it can do SVGA, keyboard, and mouse so there is Microwindows.

I am mentioning this because I can not investigate this further
at this time but think it looks incredibly promising since you
can then debug things under Linux without having a second PC. :)

I hope someone takes the challenge of checking out the pc386 BSP
more fully with Bochs and lets everyone know about their results.

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