Bochs simulator and pc386 BSP

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri Feb 4 18:07:17 UTC 2000

Rosimildo daSilva wrote:
> From: Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at>
> To: rtems-users at <rtems-users at>
> Date: Friday, February 04, 2000 11:19 AM
> Subject: Bochs simulator and pc386 BSP
> >
> >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. :)
> >
> Do you know if this works under CygWin ?

I do not know.  It is not listed under the "know to work" platforms.

Windows itself is if you build with Visual C++. 

> >I hope someone takes the challenge of checking out the pc386 BSP
> >more fully with Bochs and lets everyone know about their results.
> >
> Me too. :-)

As best I can tell, Bochs would make an ideal target platform for
testing Microwindows on.  At least everyone would be on identical
hardware configurations. :)

> Rosimildo.

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