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You can configure a connection to a Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP) using the command-line only mode available in DS-5.
Using the command-line only mode, you can automate debug and trace activities. By automating a debug session, you can save significant time and avoid repetitive tasks such as stepping through code at source level.
This example shows you how to configure a connection to a built-in FVP model in DS-5.
On Windows, select Start > All Programs > ARM DS-5 > DS-5 Command Prompt.
PATHenvironment variable and then open a UNIX bash shell.
debugger --cdb-entry "ARM FVP::VE_Cortex_A9x4::Bare Metal Debug::Bare Metal Debug::Debug Cortex-A9x4 SMP" --image "C:\DS-5_Workspace\HelloWorld\Debug\HelloWorld.axf"
DS-5 starts the ARM FVP Cortex-A9x4 FVP and loads the image. When connected to your target, use any of the DS-5 Debugger commands to access the target and start debugging.
For example, info registers displays all application level registers.
See Chapter 8 Running DS-5 Debugger from the operating system command-line or from a script for more information about how to use DS-5 Debugger from the operating system command-line or from a script.