[U-Boot] [PATCH 1/4] doc: Add documentation for mpc85xx debugger support

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Wed Mar 14 20:30:24 CET 2012

On 03/14/2012 04:35 AM, Prabhakar Kushwaha wrote:
> Hi Wolfgang,
> On Tuesday 13 March 2012 12:44 PM, Prabhakar Kushwaha wrote:
>> Hi Wolfgang,
>> On Wednesday 07 March 2012 06:00 PM, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
>>> Dear Prabhakar Kushwaha,
>>> In message<4F572159.9020303 at freescale.com>  you wrote:
>>>>> Also, what's the "V1_V2" ? Are there also other systems (say, e500 v3
>>>>> cores), and are this not affected? We already have CONFIG_E500 and
>>>>> CONFIG_E500MC so CONFIG_E500_V1_V2 appears to belong to this group,
>>>>> but if I understand your intentions it does something completely
>>>>> unrelated.
>>>> V1_V2 is used because it applied to e500v1 and e500v2 not e500mc
>>>> processor. So CONFIG_E500MC cant be used. Also I cant use
>>>> CONFIG_E500 as
>>>> it refer the entire e500 family which includes e500mc.
>>> Hm... I am not sure if CONFIG_E500 was supposed to include
>>> CONFIG_E500MC; it's nowhere documented.  Let's assume it is.
>>> What happens if you enable this code on a E500MC system?
>> Debug  restrictions are not valid for e500mc system.
>> At first sight it should not hurt e500mc execution (other than some
>> seemingly unnecessary steps). However i will check this point.
> We tried by enabling CONFIG_E500_V2_V2 for E500MC with u-boot patches.
> It boots fine and debugging can be done.

Be sure to mention in comments that the hack is only really needed for

> So, we can use CONFIG_E500 #define instead of CONFIG_E500_V2_V2 i.e.
> debugging will always be enabled. One have to define
> CONFIG_DEBUGGER_TEMP_TLB  for debugging in AS1 ( Part of patch
> "powerpc/85xx:Update NOR code base to support debugger" )


> CONFIG_DEBUGGER_TEMP_TLB can also be used for placing code which can
> only be required during debugging (specially code of temporary TLB
> creation)

Is there something specific you had in mind, other than the use that is
already present in this patchset?


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