Fwd: Dragonfly BSD and virtual machine | GSoC 09 ...

Dipak Chirmade dipchi09 at student.hh.se
Sat Mar 28 11:17:33 PDT 2009

Dipak Chirmade,
Högskolan i Halmstad, SE. 

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From: "Dipak Chirmade" <dipchi09 at student.hh.se>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:07:27 PM GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Rome / Stockholm / Vienna
Subject: Re: Dragonfly BSD and virtual machine | GSoC 09 ...

Hi Matthew! 
           Thanks for your reply. 
           It's nice that you think terminal library related idea will be nice. Yes you're right. We need to write device specific module for this library. This device specific module is must condition when one need to debug device using serial port. Debugging remotely is most wanted thing that embedded bsd is not supporting easily. 
           Do you think that I can go ahead with this idea and make a raw proposal before submitting to GSoC site for your valuable suggestions?                
           Waiting for your answer.       
           Thanks again! 
Dipak Chirmade,
Högskolan i Halmstad, SE. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Dillon" <dillon at apollo.backplane.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 6:36:56 PM GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Rome / Stockholm / Vienna
Subject: Re: Dragonfly BSD and virtual machine | GSoC 09 ...

:Hi all,
:       This is Dipak. This is my 1st post on dragonflybsd :)=20
:       I'm thinking about two ideas for GSoC 09. Out of which one is posted=
: on your(I'm sorry, OUR) gsoc 09 page and one isn't.=20
:       Posted one: Porting Valgrind, Is it possible for anyone to explore a=
:nd tell me what might be extra effort one need to do to port it to DragonFl=
:y? Atleast some points so that I can get start. Or you can redirect me to s=
:ome reading materials | [posts etc.=20
:       Other idea (non posted one) : (Serial/RS232)Terminal library | debug=
:       You may be knowing that these days, bsd is capturing embedded area t=
:oo. I wanted to make terminal library that one can use very handly to conne=
:ct to any mini/sbc(single board computer)/embedded module | device  etc. e. =
:g. lets say we want to test GSM module. In this case using serial library o=
:ne can interact with GSM within mins. No need to write all terminal related=
: code. Also one can debug device attached to serial port using special fuct=
:ions remotely. This is very useful as debuging onboard has some restriction=
: because of both space and time complexity.=20
:       One can use this library to recover dead bricked devices at some sta=
:ge too.=20
:       Is there anyone help me to refined my ideas? Any kind of suggestions=
: are welcome.=20
:       Thanks already! =20
:                                    =20
:Dipak Chirmade,
:H=C3=B6gskolan i Halmstad, SE.=20

    Well, I think valgrind might be too easy a port to be worthy of a SOC
    project.  Your terminal library idea is more interesting but it is very
    generic... in the embedded world every device is different, so writing
    a terminal library is not going to be much of an improvement over 
    writing a direct interface unless you also write modules to go with the
    terminal library to work with particular devices.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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