Importance of Bochs (and PearPC)
Joel Sherrill <joel@OARcorp.com>
joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Mon Oct 18 18:45:01 UTC 2004
I just wanted to reiterate the importance of Bochs and PearPC
to RTEMS. Right now, each RTEMS user/developer has access to
a limited set of test platforms. Often those platforms
have no networking, disk storage, or graphics at all.
As Ralf and I spoke about in Munich, the use of Bochs gives
everyone a common high capability reference platform that is
easy to use.
In that light, I am begging for some help here to get it
+ If you have knowledge of the ATA subsystem,
please give Bochs a try for the File IO test and
post the complete setup.
+ If you have networking experience with RTEMS, try
to setup the NE2000 simulation in Bochs with
RTEMS. Again post the complete setup.
PearPC has similar capabilities but RTEMS will likely need a
special BSP for it. But it brings similar capabilities on
Please, please take a stab at the above and post results.
I am looking forward to the day where the RTEMS webserver can
be run in a virtual PC and be demonstrated serving files from
the virtual hard disk. :)
It would also be an ideal platform to work on an ISO9660 filesystem,
port a small web client, etc, etc.
Please, please. :)
Joel Sherrill, Ph.D. Director of Research & Development
joel at OARcorp.com On-Line Applications Research
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