ARM® DS-5™ Using the Debugger

Version 5.12


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
Standards compliance in the DS-5 Debugger
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 target configuration import utility
Adding a new platform
Adding a new configuration database to DS-5
Exporting an existing launch configuration
Importing an existing launch configuration
Disconnecting from a target
Working with the target configuration editor
About the target configuration editor
Target configuration editor - Overview tab
Target configuration editor - Memory tab
Target configuration editor - Peripherals tab
Target configuration editor - Registers tab
Target configuration editor - Group View tab
Target configuration editor - Enumerations tab
Target configuration editor - Configurations tab
Scenario demonstrating how to create a new target configuration file
Creating a memory map
Creating a peripheral
Creating a standalone register
Creating a peripheral register
Creating enumerations for use with a peripheral register
Assigning enumerations to a peripheral register
Creating remapping rules for a control register
Creating a memory region for remapping by a control register
Applying the map rules to the overlapping memory regions
Creating a power domain for a target
Creating a Group list
Importing an existing CMSIS-SVD file into the target configuration editor
Exporting a configuration file
Controlling execution
About loading an image on to the target
About loading debug information into the debugger
About passing arguments to main()
Running an image
About breakpoints and watchpoints
Setting an execution breakpoint
Setting a data watchpoint
Setting a tracepoint
Setting Streamline start and stop points
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 big.LITTLE systems
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
About Jython scripts
Jython script concepts and interfaces
Creating a CMM-style script
Running a script
Configuring a Jython project in Eclipse
Developing Jython scripts
Working with the Snapshot Viewer
About the Snapshot Viewer
Creating a Snapshot Viewer initialization file
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
Commands view
Debug Control view
Disassembly view
Events view
Expressions view
Functions view
History view
Memory view
Modules view
Registers view
Screen view
Scripts view
Target view
Target Console 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
Event Viewer dialog box
Functions Filter dialog box
Jython Script Parameters 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
DTSL Configuration Editor
Configuration database panel
About the Remote System Explorer
Remote Systems view
Remote System Details view
Remote Scratchpad view
Remote Systems terminal for SSH connections
Target management terminal for serial and SSH connections
New Terminal Connection dialog box
DS-5 Debugger menu and toolbar icons
Troubleshooting
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. Target configuration editor - Overview tab
6. Target configuration editor - Memory tab
7. Target configuration editor - Peripherals tab
8. Target configuration editor - Registers tab
9. Target configuration editor - Group View tab
10. Target configuration editor - Enumerations tab
11. Target configuration editor - Configuration tab
12. LED register and bitfields
13. Core module and LCD control register
14. Creating a Memory map
15. Creating a peripheral
16. Creating a standalone register
17. Creating a peripheral register
18. Creating enumerations
19. Assigning enumerations
20. Creating remapping rules
21. Creating a memory region for remapping by a control register
22. Applying the Remap_RAM_block1 map rule
23. Applying the Remap_ROM map rule
24. Power Domain Configurations
25. Creating a group list
26. Selecting CMSIS-SVD file import
27. Importing CMSIS-SVD file
28. Exporting to C header file
29. Selecting the files
30. Load File dialog box
31. Load additional debug information dialog box
32. Setting an execution breakpoint
33. Setting a data watchpoint
34. Setting a conditional breakpoint
35. Setting a breakpoint on a specific thread
36. Debug Control view
37. Managing signal handler settings
38. Manage exception handler settings
39. Path Substitution dialog box
40. Edit Substitute Path dialog box
41. Examine the target execution
42. Debug Control view
43. Threading call stacks in the Debug Control view
44. Adding individual shared library files
45. Modifying the shared library search paths
46. Typical layout between top of memory, stack, and heap
47. Commands genreated during a debug session
48. Scripts view
49. PyDev project wizard
50. PyDev project settings
51. Python interpreter warning dialog box
52. Jython auto-completion and help
53. App Console view
54. ARM Asm Info view
55. ARM assembler editor
56. Breakpoints view
57. C/C++ editor
58. Show disassembly for selected source line
59. Commands view
60. Set the current working directory
61. Debug Control view
62. Disassembly view
63. Expressions view
64. Functions view
65. History view
66. Memory view
67. Modules view showing shared libraries
68. Modules view showing operating system modules
69. Registers view
70. Screen buffer parameters for the Fireworks example running on a BeagleBoard
71. Screen view
72. Scripts view
73. Target view
74. Trace view with a scale of 1:1
75. Variables view
76. Auto Refresh properties dialog box
77. Memory Exporter dialog box
78. Memory Importer dialog box
79. Memory Fill dialog box
80. Export trace report dialog box
81. Breakpoint properties dialog box
82. Watchpoint properties dialog box
83. Tracepoint properties dialog box
84. Managing signal handler settings
85. Manage exception handler settings
86. Function filter dialog box
87. Jython Script Parameters dialog box
88. Connection configuration for a model using VFS
89. File system configuration for an application on a model
90. Debugger configuration to set application starting point and search paths
91. Application arguments configuration
92. Setting up target environment variables
93. Environment configuration for a model
94. Event Viewer configuration
95. Remote Systems view
96. Remote System Details view
97. Remote Scratchpad
98. Remote Systems Terminals view
99. Terminal view
100. Terminal Settings dialog box

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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
Revision KJuly 2012Update for DS-5 version 5.11
Revision LOctober 2012Update for DS-5 version 5.12
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