Commit b3edde7b authored by zwelch's avatar zwelch
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David Brownell <>:

Update "arm9tdmi vector_catch" command description to highlight both
use cases (display configuration, or first change that config) and
to explain a bit more about what this is:  an alternative to using
hardware breakpoint resources.

Note that I tried this on an arm920t, but it didn't work.  Set bits,
then examined them and they weren't set.  And it didn't seem to act
as if vector triggering was noticed, either.

Also some minor unrelated tweaks:  @ignore some unused or don't-use
event names; fix a few typos; tweak chip-specific reset descriptions.

git-svn-id: svn:// b42882b7-edfa-0310-969c-e2dbd0fdcd60
parent 2e0be4e1
......@@ -1091,7 +1091,7 @@ $_TARGETNAME configure -work-area-phys 0x00200000 \
-work-area-size 0x4000 -work-area-backup 0
@end example
@subsection Reset Configuration
@subsection Chip Reset Setup
As a rule, you should put the @command{reset_config} command
into the board file. Most things you think you know about a
......@@ -1101,16 +1101,24 @@ Some chips have specific ways the TRST and SRST signals are
managed. In the unusual case that these are @emph{chip specific}
and can never be changed by board wiring, they could go here.
Some chips need special attention during reset handling if
they're going to be used with JTAG.
An example might be needing to send some commands right
after the target's TAP has been reset, providing a
@code{reset-deassert-post} event handler that writes a chip
register to report that JTAG debugging is being done.
@subsection ARM Core Specific Hacks
If the chip has a DCC, enable it. If the chip is an ARM9 with some
special high speed download features - enable it.
If the chip has an ARM ``vector catch'' feature - by default enable
it for Undefined Instructions, Data Abort, and Prefetch Abort, if the
user is really writing a handler for those situations - they can
easily disable it. Experiance has shown the ``vector catch'' is
helpful - for common programing errors.
If the chip supports the @command{arm9tdmi vector_catch},
@command{xscale vector_catch}, or similar features,
consider enabling it in your user-specific configuration file.
Experience has shown the ``vector_catch'' can be
helpful for catching programming errors
like Undefined Instructions, Data Abort, and Prefetch Abort.
If present, the MMU, the MPU and the CACHE should be disabled.
......@@ -2636,16 +2644,18 @@ The following target events are defined:
@* The target has resumed (i.e.: gdb said run)
@item @b{early-halted}
@* Occurs early in the halt process
@item @b{examine-end}
@* Currently not used (goal: when JTAG examine completes)
@item @b{examine-start}
@* Currently not used (goal: when JTAG examine starts)
@end ignore
@item @b{gdb-attach}
@* When GDB connects
@item @b{gdb-detach}
@* When GDB disconnects
@item @b{gdb-end}
@* When the taret has halted and GDB is not doing anything (see early halt)
@* When the target has halted and GDB is not doing anything (see early halt)
@item @b{gdb-flash-erase-start}
@* Before the GDB flash process tries to erase the flash
@item @b{gdb-flash-erase-end}
......@@ -2655,13 +2665,15 @@ The following target events are defined:
@item @b{gdb-flash-write-end}
@* After GDB writes to the flash
@item @b{gdb-start}
@* Before the taret steps, gdb is trying to start/resume the target
@* Before the target steps, gdb is trying to start/resume the target
@item @b{halted}
@* The target has halted
@item @b{old-gdb_program_config}
@* DO NOT USE THIS: Used internally
@item @b{old-pre_resume}
@* DO NOT USE THIS: Used internally
@end ignore
@item @b{reset-assert-pre}
@* Issued as part of @command{reset} processing
after SRST and/or TRST were activated and deactivated,
......@@ -2681,10 +2693,12 @@ has been set up to allow faster JTAG speeds.
when reset has been released on the tap.
@item @b{reset-end}
@* Issued as the final step in @command{reset} processing.
@item @b{reset-halt-post}
@* Currently not usd
@* Currently not used
@item @b{reset-halt-pre}
@* Currently not used
@end ignore
@item @b{reset-init}
@* Used by @b{reset init} command for board-specific initialization.
This event fires after @emph{reset-deassert-post}.
......@@ -2695,10 +2709,12 @@ multiplexing, and so on.
@item @b{reset-start}
@* Issued as part of @command{reset} processing
before either SRST or TRST are activated.
@item @b{reset-wait-pos}
@* Currently not used
@item @b{reset-wait-pre}
@* Currently not used
@end ignore
@item @b{resume-start}
@* Before any target is resumed
@item @b{resume-end}
......@@ -3992,6 +4008,9 @@ Else sets a breakpoint on code execution starting
at @var{address} for @var{length} bytes.
This is a software breakpoint, unless @option{hw} is specified
in which case it will be a hardware breakpoint.
(@xref{arm9tdmi vector_catch}, or @pxref{xscale vector_catch},
for similar mechanisms that do not consume hardware breakpoints.)
@end deffn
@deffn Command {rbp} address
......@@ -4348,8 +4367,22 @@ Many ARM9-family CPUs are built around ARM9TDMI integer cores,
or processors resembling ARM9TDMI, and can use these commands.
Such cores include the ARM920T, ARM926EJ-S, and ARM966.
@deffn Command {arm9tdmi vector_catch} (@option{all}|@option{none}|list)
Catch arm9 interrupt vectors, can be @option{all}, @option{none},
@c 9-june-2009: tried this on arm920t, it didn't work.
@c no-params always lists nothing caught, and that's how it acts.
@anchor{arm9tdmi vector_catch}
@deffn Command {arm9tdmi vector_catch} [@option{all}|@option{none}|list]
Vector Catch hardware provides a sort of dedicated breakpoint
for hardware events such as reset, interrupt, and abort.
You can use this to conserve normal breakpoint resources,
so long as you're not concerned with code that branches directly
to those hardware vectors.
This always finishes by listing the current configuration.
If parameters are provided, it first reconfigures the
vector catch hardware to intercept
@option{all} of the hardware vectors,
@option{none} of them,
or a list with one or more of the following:
@option{reset} @option{undef} @option{swi} @option{pabt} @option{dabt} @option{reserved}
@option{irq} @option{fiq}.
......@@ -4526,8 +4559,10 @@ The image @var{type} may be one of
@option{mem}, or @option{builder}.
@end deffn
@deffn Command {xscale vector_catch} mask
Provide a bitmask showing the vectors to catch.
@anchor{xscale vector_catch}
@deffn Command {xscale vector_catch} [mask]
Display a bitmask showing the hardware vectors to catch.
If the optional parameter is provided, first set the bitmask to that value.
@end deffn
@section ARMv6 Architecture
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