Need clarity on compiler & emulator usage

VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) Gerald.VanBaren at
Tue Mar 2 01:08:45 EST 2004

Also, vision* only runs under Microsoft OSes (currently).  BDI2000 supports the GNU gdb target server protocol over ethernet, so any OS that supports gdb will be supported by the BDI2000.  That is a LARGE list.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-linuxppc-embedded at
> [mailto:owner-linuxppc-embedded at]On Behalf Of Wells,
> Charles
> Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 9:02 AM
> To: 'Thamarai Selvan'; linuxppc-embedded at
> Cc: uclinux-dev at
> Subject: RE: Need clarity on compiler & emulator usage
> Thamarai Selvan wrote:
> >can we use vision ice emulators to download the image if not why?
> I realized I didn't answer this question in my last response.  The
> short answer is yes.  visionICE will download a Linux image just fine.
> I successfully ported Linux to our custom MPC850 hardware and I used
> visionICE/visionEVENT/visionCLICK to do it.  The problem arises when
> the startup code turns the MMU on.  At that point, the visionICE/
> visionCLICK combination becomes useless.  Further, there is no support
> for either kernel or user-land debugging once Linux is up and running.
> Note that our visionICE hardware and visionCLICK software is a couple
> of years old and WRS may have added some Linux support since
> that time.
> I'd still like to have a BDI2000.
> Regards,
> Charlie

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