Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 10:17pm UTC+2

You are not logged in.

  • Login
  • Register

selftones

Beginner

Date of registration: Mar 2nd 2018

Posts: 2

1

Friday, March 2nd 2018, 12:38pm

Reading all ARM NEON registers with j-link gdbserver on Cortex A9

The GDB server does not reflect all NEON registers, at least not on Cortex A9.

There are 32 double word registers d0-d31 which can also be seen as 16 quad word registers q0-15.

Additionally, there are multiple possible formats like floating point and fixed point.

Please add this functionality as you cannot see the complete state of any armv7-a using jlink gdb server which is really important.

See a correctly implemented target description in the qemu project
https://github.com/qemu/qemu/blob/master…ml/arm-neon.xml

When I set the tdisc manually, I get error messages "packet reply is too long".

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
notice and this notice are preserved. -->
<!DOCTYPE feature SYSTEM "gdb-target.dtd">
<feature name="org.gnu.gdb.arm.vfp">
<vector id="neon_uint8x8" type="uint8" count="8"/>
<vector id="neon_uint16x4" type="uint16" count="4"/>
<vector id="neon_uint32x2" type="uint32" count="2"/>
<vector id="neon_float32x2" type="ieee_single" count="2"/>
<union id="neon_d">
<field name="u8" type="neon_uint8x8"/>
<field name="u16" type="neon_uint16x4"/>
<field name="u32" type="neon_uint32x2"/>
<field name="u64" type="uint64"/>
<field name="f32" type="neon_float32x2"/>
<field name="f64" type="ieee_double"/>
</union>
<vector id="neon_uint8x16" type="uint8" count="16"/>
<vector id="neon_uint16x8" type="uint16" count="8"/>
<vector id="neon_uint32x4" type="uint32" count="4"/>
<vector id="neon_uint64x2" type="uint64" count="2"/>
<vector id="neon_float32x4" type="ieee_single" count="4"/>
<vector id="neon_float64x2" type="ieee_double" count="2"/>
<union id="neon_q">
<field name="u8" type="neon_uint8x16"/>
<field name="u16" type="neon_uint16x8"/>
<field name="u32" type="neon_uint32x4"/>
<field name="u64" type="neon_uint64x2"/>
<field name="f32" type="neon_float32x4"/>
<field name="f64" type="neon_float64x2"/>
</union>
<reg name="d0" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d1" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d2" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d3" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d4" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d5" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d6" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d7" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d8" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d9" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d10" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d11" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d12" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d13" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d14" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d15" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d16" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d17" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d18" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d19" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d20" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d21" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d22" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d23" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d24" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d25" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d26" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d27" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d28" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d29" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d30" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>
<reg name="d31" bitsize="64" type="neon_d"/>

<reg name="q0" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q1" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q2" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q3" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q4" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q5" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q6" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q7" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q8" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q9" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q10" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q10" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q12" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q13" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q14" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>
<reg name="q15" bitsize="128" type="neon_q"/>

<reg name="fpsid" bitsize="32" type="int" group="float"/>
<reg name="fpscr" bitsize="32" type="int" group="float"/>
<reg name="fpexc" bitsize="32" type="int" group="float"/>
</feature>

Thanks!


This post by "selftones" (Thursday, April 5th 2018, 8:42am) has been deleted by user "SEGGER - Nino" (Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 10:22am).

SEGGER - Nino

Super Moderator

Date of registration: Jan 2nd 2017

Posts: 956

3

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 10:25am

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry.
We will discuss your request internally and see if GDBServer can be improved in that regard.

Best regards,
Nino
Please read the forum rules before posting: Forum Rules

Keep in mind, this is not a support forum. Its main purposes is user to user interaction.
Our engineers will try to answer your questions between their projects if possible but this can be delayed by longer periods of time.
Should you be entitled to support contact us per e-mail.
The following contact form can be used for this: https://www.segger.com/about-us/contact-us/