rtems gdb/insight to jtag

Smith, Gene gene.smith at siemens.com
Tue Aug 31 19:09:36 UTC 2004

Jay Monkman wrote, On 8/31/2004 1:38 PM:

> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 01:01:17PM -0400, Smith, Gene wrote:
>>Does anyone have experience in loading and debugging rtems in a target 
>>having a jtag port (a.k.a. BDB, OCD)?  Can it do the same things in 
>>debugging rtems as a rom monitor?
> I use a debugger for almost all of my RTEMS work. It makes things a
> lot easier. I can't think of anything a ROM monitor can do that you
> can't do with a debugger. There are lots of things a monitor can't do,
> or can't do well, that you can do with a debugger - debugging
> interrupts, single instruction stepping, completely halting the CPU
> are some. 
> Plug: The Abatron BDI-2000 appears to be the best debugger on the
> market. It supports most 32 bit CPUs and works with GDB. It is
> somewhat expensive (about $2500-$3000 plus $1000 for each additional
> CPU architecture). Periodically, I look at all the other debuggers I
> can find, but none match the Abatron.

Yes, it sounds nice. It appears to come with a enhanced gdb (bdiGDB). 
Will that work with rtems or do you really have to build a special gdb 
with rtems patches?

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