Can someone recommend a Quick Start that "just works"?

Joel Sherrill joel at
Wed Nov 20 13:49:33 UTC 2019

On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 10:43 PM Niteesh < at> wrote:

> Hii charles,
> On Wed, 20 Nov, 2019, 7:37 AM Charles Manning, <cdhmanning at>
> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am starting out with RTEMS and want to get through the first steps from
>> zero to running a hello world application on a simulator, qemu etc.
>> Unfortunately
>> ends up
>> failing the BSP test in 2.7
> The tests fail because the target sim was removed from gdb to a standalone
> application, so you have to use erc32-sis instead of erc32, this will use
> the new sis instead of gdb sis.
>> and in a TODO at step 2.8 leaves me hanging for more...
> I am not really sure about this, but the way how the did it was, to modify
> the hello world program in the source and make in your bsp directory.
> To run the program use the sparc-rtems5-sis or run with the file name.

It's in my TODO list. It takes time to sweep through everywhere on
volunteer time. The use of sis in gdb has been the same for erc32 since
~1994 so there may be some lingering references even after hitting the
obvious ones.

This is a simple script to run one erc32 exe.

#! /bin/bash

sparc-rtems5-sis -leon3 -nouartrx -r -tlim 200 s -m 4 $*

For use with gdb, add "-gdb" as an argument to sis. Run sis in one terminal
and "sparc-rtems5-gdb EXE" in another.

(gdb) target remote :1234
(gdb) load
(gdb) continue

You can abbreviate most of those commands.

Once this works for you, please take a shot at fixing the Users Guide and
wiki Hello World page. It would be nice to have some screen shots showing a
run and a gdb session. The wiki page should really reference the Users
Guide for most of the details. Nothing should be duplicated. Unfortunately,
it is.

I have been noting that this change occurred in June 2019 so any RTEMS
release or tool version before that date uses the old procedure and after
that date uses the new one.

I hope this helps.


> Thanks
>> Charles
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