Abatron BDI2000

Scott Anderson scott_anderson at mvista.com
Sat Nov 3 05:10:57 EST 2001

Joshua Horvath wrote:
> From playing around with the Abatron unit, it seems the two biggest advantages
> are
> 1) MMU support
> 2) Can be used with a Linux based development pc
> Since we haven't had a problem bringing the kernel up on our boards, 1) isn't
> (currently) a big deal.  What we really need is to be able to debug loadable
> modules, which from what I've gathered is only possible with kgdb.  Is this
> assumption correct?

I have used an Abatron to debug loadable modules.  As far as gdb is
concerned, it only knows that it is talking to something that speaks
the gdbserver protocol.  Whether that is kgdb or an Abatron makes no

> We can flash our boards, download code, etc. and as I said, we've got the
> kernel running successfully.  So other than point 2) above, is there anything
> else I've missed that would provide a compelling reason to purchase these
> units?


    Scott Anderson
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