some newbie questions

Ed Sutter els at
Wed Feb 18 20:18:31 UTC 2004

Just reset the board (don't powercycle).  In most cases this doesn't
corrupt memory.  Usually, assuming you have a reset or NMI type
of button, you can get yourself back to the monitor, then in RAM
space you essentially have the equivalent of a core dump.

sebastian ssmoller wrote:
> ok two more questions :)
> - to be able to use printk i have to set the hook bsp_output_char which
> does the actual "displaying" of the char, right ? but how could i put
> something on the console without the rtems init process ? the only idea
> i have at the moment is to use the "user led" at the front panel of my
> board ...
> - using the approach with incrementing a variable and seeing where the
> app hangs leaves one problem: how could i display/look into the variable
> when the board hangs ? i am not able to enter any commands so i cannot
> use any feature of the monitor in this situation ...
> thx
> regards,
> seb
> > On the other hand, if printk() works, then you're much
> > futher along than originally suspected, so try that first.
> > Ed
> (...)

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