[U-Boot-Users] BDI2000 vs Vision-ICE

Mike Wellington wellington at lucent.com
Thu Jan 8 22:01:59 CET 2004

People at my place of work are telling me that the
Vision-Ice supports "backtrace" and the BDI2000 does
not.   I looked on the Abatron website and it doesn't
say.  Can anyone confirm or deny this?

By "backtrace", I mean the ability to set a breakpoint,
hit that breakpoint, and be able to see the last N
instructions executed.

-mike wellington
  wellington at lucent.com

John W. Linville wrote:

> Rod Boyce wrote:
>> This is just my $0.02 worth but I have used our BDI2000 to debug User 
>> land
>> application, Kernel, and device drivers at the same time.  It is an
> Rod,
> We, too, have used the BDI2000 in such a fashion.  I agree that it can 
> be invaluable when debugging the interaction between a userland 
> application and a kernel driver.
> Can you describe the method you use to do this?  Our process is a bit 
> cumbersome, involving putting a breakpoint in a driver's ioctl() 
> function that will only be called by our application.  Once it is hit, 
> we use add-symbol-file to get the information for our application's 
> binary, and we are able to proceed.  This is on a PowerPC chip, with the 
> special "BDI2000 support" hack turned-on.
> Is your method any "cleaner"?
> Thanks,
> John


=mike wellington
wellington at lucent.com
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