wiki:Developer/Laboratory

Version 8 (modified by Mayes, on Nov 19, 2008 at 2:02:27 AM) (diff)

RTEMS Laboratory

OAR hosts the RTEMS Laboratory for the RTEMS Project. It provides remote access to a collection of target boards for testing including the ability to remotely power the boards on and off. The serial ports from the target boards and remote power control modules are offered over the network using the sercd package which implements the RFC2217 protocol for access to serial devices over a network. Each control computer, Wales and Germany, in the lab has a parallel port which may be used at some point in the future for BDM modules for boards that need those. The preferred model for a board to operate is to provide a serial port console with a monitor for control and to download via the network. The individual boards can then be configured to download from the RTEMS development machine, England.

The remote control power switches are Western Telematic RPB+ (User's Guide. On both Wales and Germany, the RPB+ is connected to /dev/ttyS0 and offered on port 7000.

NOTE: This lab is currently under development and all of the boards we have are not hooked up yet. If you would like to donate a board which uses a BSP in the RTEMS development tree for use in the lab, please contact JoelSherrill.

The other serial ports on the lab control computers are currently as follows:

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|Host | wales | wales | wales | wales | wales | germany | germany | germany | germany | germany
Serial Port Port Plug Number BSP Board Note
/dev/ttyS1 7001 NA free
/dev/ttyUSB0 7002 2 icecube Embedded Planets EP-5200 not configured to boot from england yet
/dev/ttyUSB1 7003 3 mpc8313erdb Freescale MPC8313E RDB not configured to boot from england yet
/dev/ttyUSB2 7004 4 mcf52235 Freescale MCF52235EVB not configured, no net cable
/dev/ttyUSB3 7005 5 mvme167 Motorola MVME167 has coax network connector
/dev/ttyS1 7001 NA free
/dev/ttyUSB0 7002 1 mcf5235 Axiom 5235 not configured to boot
/dev/ttyUSB1 7003 NA free
/dev/ttyUSB2 7004 NA free
/dev/ttyUSB3 7005 5 mvme162 Motorola MVME162 needs network configured, unsure if net working

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Boards Left to Bring On-Line

The following boards are currently in the lab but not yet hooked up to wales or germany and offered over the net. Each board added to the lab setup presents its own unique configuration and cabling challengers.