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FreeRTOS debug awareness
Ludek D. Jun 28, 2016 at 09:39 AM (09:39 hours)
Staff: Zahar R.

  • Hello, I am using NXP KDS3.2.0 environment with PEMicro Multilink FX debug probe. My new project uses FreeRTOS 9.0.0 and I am wodering if your GDB Server might provide some thread awareness under this RTOS?
    When I asked at NXP forum they recommended competitor's product:
    https://mcuoneclipse.com/2016/06/13/adding-freertos-thread-awareness-to-gdb-and-eclipse/




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  • Ludek,

    We are currently working on several new features for KDS. One of these is FreeRTOS kernel awareness. We expect it to be available this summer.

    Regards,

    Kevin

    • Hello Kevin,

      very glad to hear that. I am looking forward to use your tools. I hope my current Multilink FX would be sufficient for that job.

      Regards,

      Ludek

    • Do you have an update on when PE Micro might get thread awareness for FreeRTOS in KDS?

  • David,

    I spoke to our engineering team and we are pretty close to release of the FreeRTOS support. It was put on hold a bit to release our macOS support. We have a release date of November 30, but it will likely happen before then.

    Regards,

    Kevin

    • Thank you. That is great news.

    • Is their a new release date for this support?

      • Dave,

        We are still working on the release. There are quite a few FreeRTOS variants and build options we are still checking. Are you interested in working with a beta version? I would probably just need to know the version you are working with and a few build conditionals so we can make sure that we have tested your usage case. Otherwise, we will launch by the end of the year. I saw a demonstration of the FreeRTOS debug and it was working well.

        Kevin

        • I would be interested. We are using FreeRTOS V9.0.0 port for Cortex M0 with the GCC compiler from http://www.freertos.org. We have not made any modification to it.

          What other information do you need?

          • David,

            I will connect with you via email.

            Kevin

  • Hi David, 

    Our latest GDB server plugin does in fact support FreeRTOS thread awareness.

    Please go to Help -> Install New Software -> Point to our update site at http://www.pemicro.com/eclipse/updates to install the latest P&E plugin.

    Best Regards,
    Zahar
    P&E

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