Subject: Re: Regarding ICE/IDE for use while porting NetBSD onto PowerPC based
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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Erik_=C4ngg=E5rd?= <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 03/18/2003 13:46:39
Hi Yogi,

We previously also used VisionProbe for debugging our powerpc-cards but 
we were very unhappy with it.
 After that we got an Abatron BDI2000 
( that we are very content with. It 
has a simple telnet command line interface and you can also connect gdb 
to it. We have only used it when developing our bootloader and for 
programming flash memory. It could be a bit tricky to get it to work for 
kernel-debbuging since the kernel runs with the MMU on. There is a 
section in the manual on how to do it for linux-kernels  so maybe it is 
possible to adapt that to get it to work with NetBSD.


YOGI wrote:

>  I wanted to know what will be the ICE/IDE to use while porting NetBSD onto
>one of the PowerPC based board.
>  Some time back when we ported pSOS+ to one of the PowerPC based board we
>used VisionProbe(debugger, IDE) & JTAG interface for debugging. Similarly
>what will be the debugging tool/software & devices we have to use here...?
>The Board supports JTAG interface.
>  Is that debugger available in NetBSD, i,e in
>Thanks in advance for any inputs.
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