[OpenBIOS] ppc(64) debugging (was: Q: How to "squeeze" C functions in between two symbols?)
andreas.faerber at web.de
Mon Nov 1 00:33:21 CET 2010
Am 08.10.2010 um 15:30 schrieb Alexander Graf:
> You can use the apple gdb without an object file, so you don't get
> symbols. But if you have an instruction pointer, just
> $ qemu-system-ppc -s -S ...
> (gdb) target remote localhost:1234
> (gdb) b *0x1234 <- address of rtas_something
> (gdb) c
> It should break on that IP and then you can evaluate the register
> contents at least. Either by
> (gdb) info registers
> (qemu) info registers
I'm trying to find out how far we get with the ppc64 OpenBIOS, so I've
tried the following:
$ .../ppc64-softmmu/qemu-system-ppc64 ... -nographic -prom-env 'auto-
boot?=false' -s -S
$ gdb --arch=ppc64
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This GDB was configured as "powerpc-apple-darwin".
(gdb) target remote localhost:1234
Remote debugging using localhost:1234
[New thread 1]
0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) b *0xfffffffc
Breakpoint 1 at 0xfffffffc
It doesn't break though and executes to the OpenBIOS prompt.
0xfffffffc is supposed to be the hard reset vector, i.e. the very
first instruction it must execute to branch to _entry.
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