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authorJoel Sherrill <>1999-07-15 15:52:22 +0000
committerJoel Sherrill <>1999-07-15 15:52:22 +0000
commit70b8f3ed6d2e4536c2e60ea04236a64927c6dbfc (patch)
parent28e470ab6c3ac1b0147a56ba407681c7b3e2c8e1 (diff)
Added information on hardware to aid in debugging. Primarily this is
information on gdb and bdm for the MPC8xx, MC683xx, and ColdFire.
5 files changed, 95 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/doc/FAQ/FAQ.texi b/doc/FAQ/FAQ.texi
index 31ca97da4d..1a2655c5e3 100644
--- a/doc/FAQ/FAQ.texi
+++ b/doc/FAQ/FAQ.texi
@@ -64,8 +64,10 @@ END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
@include basic.texi
@include tools.texi
+@include concepts.texi
@include debug.texi
@include freesw.texi
+@include hwdebugaids.texi
@node Top, Basic Information, (dir), (dir)
@@ -81,8 +83,10 @@ Common questions have been divided into the following categories.
* Basic Information::
* General Development Tool Hints::
+* RTEMS Concepts::
* Debugging Hints::
* Free Software that Works with RTEMS::
+* Hardware to Ease Debugging::
@end menu
@c * Command and Variable Index::
diff --git a/doc/FAQ/Makefile b/doc/FAQ/Makefile
index d1a77af9b5..e3b224f771 100644
--- a/doc/FAQ/Makefile
+++ b/doc/FAQ/Makefile
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ dirs:
COMMON_FILES=../common/cpright.texi ../common/setup.texi
- basic.texi tools.texi debug.texi freesw.texi
+ basic.texi tools.texi concepts.texi debug.texi freesw.texi hwdebugaids.texi
@@ -69,6 +69,11 @@ tools.texi: tools.t Makefile
-u "Top" \
-n "" ${*}.t
+concepts.texi: concepts.t Makefile
+ $(BMENU) -c -p "" \
+ -u "Top" \
+ -n "" ${*}.t
debug.texi: debug.t Makefile
$(BMENU) -c -p "" \
-u "Top" \
@@ -79,3 +84,9 @@ freesw.texi: freesw.t Makefile
-u "Top" \
-n "" ${*}.t
+hwdebugaids.texi: hwdebugaids.t Makefile
+ $(BMENU) -c -p "" \
+ -u "Top" \
+ -n "" ${*}.t
diff --git a/doc/FAQ/debug.t b/doc/FAQ/debug.t
index 242e677838..52a18fa2fc 100644
--- a/doc/FAQ/debug.t
+++ b/doc/FAQ/debug.t
@@ -46,3 +46,4 @@ $9 = @{back_flag = 1, front_flag = 8058280, next = 0x7ea5b4,
In this case, the first block on the C Heap has 8,058,280 bytes left.
diff --git a/doc/FAQ/freesw.t b/doc/FAQ/freesw.t
index 5eb4fdcf66..40592a57a5 100644
--- a/doc/FAQ/freesw.t
+++ b/doc/FAQ/freesw.t
@@ -11,7 +11,9 @@
This section describes other free software packages that are known to work
with RTEMS.
-@section GNU Development Tools
+@section Development Tools
+@subsection Basic Development Environment
The standard RTEMS development environment consists of the following GNU
@@ -28,8 +30,14 @@ Although not from the Free Software Foundation, the Cygnus newlib C
library integrates well with the GNU tools and is a standard part of the
RTEMS development environment.
+@subsection GNU Ada
For those interested in using the Ada95 programming language, the GNU Ada
-compiler (GNAT) is available.
+compiler (GNAT) is available and has excellent support for RTEMS.
+@subsection DDD
+XXX insert information from Charles Gauthier and Jiri Gaisler
@section omniORB
@@ -68,3 +76,12 @@ ditto
Free version of curses.
+@section zlib
+Free compression/decompression library.
diff --git a/doc/FAQ/hwdebugaids.t b/doc/FAQ/hwdebugaids.t
index e3d9eafa5a..d22b0d3a44 100644
--- a/doc/FAQ/hwdebugaids.t
+++ b/doc/FAQ/hwdebugaids.t
@@ -13,7 +13,65 @@ debugging assistants that are available.
@section MC683xx BDM Support for GDB
-@section MC683xx BDM Support for GDB
+Eric Norum ( wrote a driver for a parallel
+port interface to a BDM module. He and Chris John (
+have put together a package containing everything you need to
+use this. From the README: "This
+package contains everything you need to be able to run GDB on
+Linux and control a Motorola CPU32+ (68360) or Coldfire (5206) target
+through a standard PC parallel port." Information on this is
+available at the following URL:
+The efi332 project has a home-built BDM module and gdb driver for
+Linux. See
+for details.
+Huntsville Microsystems (HMI) has GDB support for their BDM module
+available upon request. It is also available from their ftp site:
+The Macraigor OCD BDM module has a driver for Linux
+written by Gunter Magin (
+No URLs yet.
+Information in this section from:
+@itemize @bullet
+@item Brendan Simon <>
+@item W Gerald Hicks <>
+@item Chris Johns <>
+@item Eric Norum <>
+@end itemize
@section MPC8xx BDM Support for GDB
+Christian Haan <> has written a driver for FreeBSD
+based for"a slightly changed ICD BDM module (because of changes
+in the BDM interface on the PowerPC)" that "probably will work with
+the PD module too." His work is based on the M68K BDM work by
+Gunter Magin ( and
+the PPC BDM for Linux work by Sergey Drazhnikov (
+This is not yet publicly available.
+Sergey Drazhnikov ( has written a PPC BDM driver for
+Linux. Information is available at
+Huntsville Microsystems (HMI) has GDB support for their BDM module
+available upon request. It is also available from their ftp site:
+GDB includes support for a set of primitives to support the Macraigor
+Wiggler (OCD BDM). Unfortunately, this requires the use of a
+proprietary interface and is supported only on Windows. This forces
+one to use CYGWIN. Reports are that this results in a slow
+interface. Scott Howard ( has announced
+that support for the gdb+wiggler combination under DJGPP which should
+run significantly faster.
+@itemize @bullet
+@item Leon Pollak <>
+@item Christian Haan <>
+@end itemize