ARM® DS-5™ Using the Debugger

Version 5.10

List of Topics

Conventions and feedback
Getting started with the debugger
About the debugger
Debugger concepts
Launching the debugger from Eclipse
Launching the debugger from the command-line console
DS-5 Debug perspective keyboard shortcuts
DS-5 Debugger command-line console keyboard shortcuts
Configuring and connecting to a target
Types of target connections
Configuring a connection to an RTSM model
Configuring a connection to a Linux target using gdbserver
Configuring a connection to a Linux Kernel
Configuring a connection to a bare-metal target
Configuring an Event Viewer connection to a bare-metal target
About the configuration database import utility
Launching the configuration database import utility
Creating a new platform configuration in DS-5 from a model
Creating a new platform configuration in DS-5 from an RVC file
Exporting an existing launch configuration
Importing an existing launch configuration
Disconnecting from a target
Controlling execution
About loading an image on to the target
About loading debug information into the debugger
Running an image
About breakpoints and watchpoints
Setting an execution breakpoint
Setting a data watchpoint
Setting a tracepoint
Setting a Streamline capture
Setting a conditional breakpoint
Setting a breakpoint on a specific thread
Pending breakpoints and watchpoints
Exporting DS-5 breakpoint settings to a file
Importing DS-5 breakpoint settings from a file
Stepping through an application
Handling Unix signals
Handling processor exceptions
Configuring the debugger path substitution rules
Examining the target
Examining the target execution environment
Examining the call stack
About trace support
Debugging embedded systems
About endianness
About accessing AHB and APB buses
About virtual and physical memory
About debugging hypervisors
About debugging bare-metal symmetric multiprocessing systems
About debugging multi-threaded applications
About debugging shared libraries
About debugging a Linux kernel
About debugging Linux kernel modules
About debugging TrustZone enabled targets
Controlling runtime messages
About semihosting and top of memory
Working with semihosting
Enabling automatic semihosting support in the debugger
Controlling semihosting messages using the command-line console
Controlling the output of logging messages
About Log4j configuration files
Customizing the output of logging messages from the debugger
Debugging with scripts
Exporting DS-5 Debugger commands generated during a debug session
Creating a DS-5 Debugger script
Creating a Jython script
Creating a CMM-style script
Running a script
Configuring a Jython project in Eclipse
Working with the Snapshot Viewer
Creating a Snapshot Viewer initialization file
About the Snapshot Viewer
Connecting to the Snapshot Viewer
Considerations when creating debugger scripts for the Snapshot Viewer
DS-5 Debug perspective and views
App Console view
ARM Asm Info view
ARM assembler editor
Breakpoints view
C/C++ editor
Channel editor for the Event Viewer
Commands view
Debug Control view
Disassembly view
Expressions view
Functions view
History view
Memory view
Modules view
Registers view
Screen view
Scripts view
Target view
Trace view
Variables view
Auto Refresh Properties dialog box
Memory Exporter dialog box
Memory Importer dialog box
Fill Memory dialog box
Export trace report dialog box
Breakpoint properties dialog box
Watchpoint properties dialog box
Tracepoint properties dialog box
Manage Signals dialog box
Functions Filter dialog box
Debug Configurations - Connection tab
Debug Configurations - Files tab
Debug Configurations - Debugger tab
Debug Configurations - Arguments tab
Debug Configurations - Environment tab
Debug Configurations - Event Viewer tab
Configuration editor
Configuration database panel
DS-5 Debugger menu and toolbar icons
ARM Linux problems and solutions
Enabling internal logging from the debugger
Target connection problems and solutions

List of Figures

1. Export launch configuration dialog box
2. Launch configuration selection panels
3. Import launch configuration dialog box
4. Launch configuration file selection panels
5. Load File dialog box
6. Load additional debug information dialog box
7. Setting an execution breakpoint
8. Setting a data watchpoint
9. Setting a conditional breakpoint
10. Setting a breakpoint on a specific thread
11. Debug Control view
12. Managing signal handler settings
13. Manage exception handler settings
14. Path Substitution dialog box
15. Edit Substitute Path dialog box
16. Examine the target execution
17. Debug Control view
18. Threading call stacks in the Debug Control view
19. Adding individual shared library files
20. Modifying the shared library search paths
21. Typical layout between top of memory, stack, and heap
22. Commands genreated during a debug session
23. Scripts view
24. PyDev project wizard
25. PyDev project settings
26. Python interpreter warning dialog box
27. App Console view
28. ARM Asm Info view
29. ARM assembler editor
30. Breakpoints view
31. C/C++ editor
32. Show disassembly for selected source line
33. Channel editor for the Event Viewer
34. Commands view
35. Set the current working directory
36. Debug Control view
37. Disassembly view
38. Expressions view
39. Functions view
40. History view
41. Memory view
42. Modules view showing shared libraries
43. Modules view showing operating system modules
44. Registers view
45. Screen buffer parameters for the Fireworks example running on a BeagleBoard
46. Screen view
47. Scripts view
48. Target view
49. Trace view with a scale of 1:1
50. Variables view
51. Auto Refresh properties dialog box
52. Memory Exporter dialog box
53. Memory Importer dialog box
54. Memory Fill dialog box
55. Export trace report dialog box
56. Breakpoint properties dialog box
57. Watchpoint properties dialog box
58. Tracepoint properties dialog box
59. Managing signal handler settings
60. Manage exception handler settings
61. Function filter dialog box
62. Connection configuration for a model using VFS
63. File system configuration for an application on a model
64. Debugger configuration to set application starting point and search paths
65. Application arguments configuration
66. Setting up target environment variables
67. Environment configuration for a model
68. Event Viewer configuration

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Revision History
Revision AJune 2010First release for DS-5
Revision BSeptember 2010Update for DS-5 version 5.2
Revision CNovember 2010Update for DS-5 version 5.3
Revision DJanuary 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.4
Revision EMay 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.5
Revision FJuly 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.6
Revision GSeptember 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.7
Revision HNovember 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.8
Revision IFebruary 2012Update for DS-5 version 5.9
Revision JMay 2012Update for DS-5 version 5.10
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