has once again proven
why they continue to be an important and influential leader in the Linux
-- Richard Vernon, Editor in Chief, Linux Journal
is a standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solution
that provides firmware
for running and debugging eCos, GNUPro applications, and embedded Linux systems
on a wide range of embedded platforms including ARM, MIPS, MN10300, PowerPC
SHx, v850, and x86.
is based on the eCos HAL, it can take advantage of the configuration capability
and proven portability of eCos to a wide range of supported architectures and platforms. It is also completely open source.
RedBoot supports downloading
of GNUPro and eCos applications, flash and network booting of the Linux kernel
, and downloading and updating of flash images remotely
via serial or Ethernet connections
, thereby providing field upgradeability
RedBoot is modular
and has a well-defined architecture
for adding new functionality. It also provides the convenience
of command line and scripting interfaces.
RedBoot enhances the use of Red Hat GNUPro
development tools by providing a target
known as a "stub" that enables gdb, the GNU debugger
, to communicate with applications built with gcc or g++ running on the target board. With RedBoot, this debugging capability is available across the wide range of supported platforms.
NOTE: The sources for RedBoot are included as part of the eCos open source project found at http://sources.redhat.com/ecos.