New debug kernel installation mechanism committed to HEAD

Hidetoshi Shimokawa simokawa at
Fri Oct 22 09:21:01 PDT 2004

Have you ever used dconschat(8) with FireWire(4)?

It's a nice replacement of serial console and it has some advantage
over serial console.

- Fast (400Mbps, theoretically)
- Support both console and gdb port with only one cable.
   (serial console usually need two cables.)
- You can manage several target machines with only one 1394 host controller.
   (you need to buy multiport or many USB-serial adaptors for serial console.)
- You can peek target memory with /dev/fwmem like /dev/mem of localhost.
- dcons(4) in loader(8) is now available for FreeBSD.

gdb(4) has some example to use them.
It's very convenient to use /etc/eui64 to specifying a target.

/\ Hidetoshi Shimokawa
\/  simokawa at xxxxxxxxxxx

At Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:09:02 -0700 (PDT),
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :
> :You can do it with asf(8) easier.
> :
> :/\ Hidetoshi Shimokawa
> :\/  simokawa at xxxxxxxxxxx
>     Wow.  A program I never knew existed.
> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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