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Debug Configurations - Connection tab

Use the Connection tab in the Debug Configurations dialog box to configure DS-5 Debugger target connections. Each configuration you create is associated with a single target processor.

If the development platform has multiple processors, then you must create a separate configuration for each processor. Be aware that when connecting to multiple targets you cannot perform synchronization or cross-triggering operations.

Note

Options in the Connection tab are dependent on the type of platform that you select.
Select target

These options enable you to select the target manufacturer, board, project type, and debug operation.

DTSL Options

Select Edit... to open a dialog box to configure additional debug and trace settings.

Connections

These options enable you to configure the connection between the debugger and the target:

RSE connection

A list of Remote Systems Explorer (RSE) configurations that you have previously set up. Select the required RSE configuration that you want to use for this debug configuration. You must select an RSE connection to the target if your Linux application debug operation is:

  • Download and debug application
  • Start gdbserver and debug target-resident application.
gdbserver (TCP)

Specify the target IP address or name and the associated port number for the connection between the debugger and gdbserver.

The following options might also be available, depending on the debug operation you selected:

  • Select the Use Extended Mode checkbox if you want to restart an application under debug. Be aware that this might not be fully implemented by gdbserver on all targets.

  • Select the Terminate gdbserver on disconnect checkbox to terminate gdbserver when you disconnect from the target.

    Note

    Only available when the selected target is Connect to already running application.
  • Select the Use RSE Host checkbox to connect to gdbserver using the RSE configured host.

gdbserver (serial)

Specify the local serial port and connection speed for the serial connection between the debugger and gdbserver.

For model connections, details for gdbserver are obtained automatically from the target.

Select the Use Extended Mode checkbox if you want to restart an application under debug. Be aware that this might not be fully implemented by gdbserver on all targets.

Bare Metal Debug

Specify the target IP address or name of the debug hardware adapter. You can also click on Browse... to display all the available debug hardware adapters on your local subnet or USB connections.

Model parameters

Specify the parameter for launching the model.

Model parameters (pre-configured to boot an Arm Embedded application)

These options are only enabled for the pre-configured option that boots an Arm Embedded Fixed Virtual Platform.

Note

The debug configurations "Cortex-A9x1 pre-configured to boot ARM Embedded Linux", and similar for Cortex-A9x4, have been removed from DS-5 v5.29.3. To launch Linux on a model manually, refer to the Linux Examples provided.

You can configure a Virtual File System (VFS) that enables a model to run an application and related shared library files from a directory on the local host. Alternatively, you can disable VFS and manually transfer the files to a directory on the model.

Enable virtual file system support

Enable or disable the use of Virtual File System (VFS).

Host mount point

Specify the location of the file system on the local host. You can:

  • Enter the location in the field provided.

  • Click File System... to locate the directory in an external location from the workspace.

  • Click Workspace... to locate the directory within your workspace.

Remote target mount point

Displays the default location of the file system on the model. The default is the /writeable directory.

Apply

Save the current configuration. This does not connect to the target.

Revert

Undo any changes and revert to the last saved configuration.

Debug

Connect to the target and close the Debug Configurations dialog box.

Close

Close the Debug Configurations dialog box.

Figure 11-61 Connection tab (Shown with connection configuration for an FVP with virtual file system support enabled)

Connection tab (Shown with connection configuration for an FVP with virtual file system support enabled)

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