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Coldfire BDM + gdb + RTEMS 4.0 ?



Out of curiosity...

Why aren't the BDM drivers integrated into GDB yet?  I've been
patching gdb for two years now.  The BDM drivers seem very stable,
so why haven't the GDB folks accepted them?

    Cheers,
    Jake


> > > I went to David Fiddes web site, and found gdb 4.18 patches to work with
> > > the Linux BDM driver.  However, RTEMS 4.0 seems to require 4.17,
> > > according to the RTEMS Getting Started manual.
> > >
> > > How should I proceed to get RTEMS 4.0 running on the 5307 board using
> > > gdb and the Linux BDM driver?  I reviewed the mailing list archives,
> > > and it wasn't clear whether 4.0 support this configuration.
> > 
> > First things first... switch to 4.5-beta3 in ftp.oarcorp.com
> > /pub/rtems/betas/....
> >
> 
> The RTEMS 4.5 betas run well on the Coldfire.
>  
> > Although there are no Coldfire BSPs included, David Fiddes has done
> > extensive work with RTEMS on the Coldfire.  If the PE Micro is
> > supported directly by gdb 4.18, you might be able to use the
> > RPMs.  Otherwise, there are bdm patches in the contrib directory
> > and RTEMS patches for 4.18 under c_tools/source.
> > 
> 
> If using the lastest tool set, I suspect you will need the lastest gdb
> snapshot (and an updated GDB BDM patch). I found earlier gdb releases
> crashed with m68k-elf files. I have had no problems with the lastest
> snapshots.
> 
> >
> > What is on that eval board?
> > 
> 
> The Cadre III board has Ethernet (ne2k clone), DRAM, serial points,
> flash, connectors.
> 
> -- 
>  Chris Johns, mailto:cjohns at cybertec.com.au mailto:ccj at acm.org

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