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Configuration files for debugging Tricore Binaries with IDA 7.4 and TRACE32 Simulator
1. Install TRACE32 for Tricore from https://www.lauterbach.com/frames.html?download_demo.html
2. place ida.cmm into the TRACE32 installation folder
3. overwrite config.t32 found in the TRACE32 installation folder with the one provided
4. change the "SYS" variable of this config.t32 file to point to your TRACE32 install folder
5. edit %IDADIR%\cfg\gdb_arch.cfg as described in the provided "gdb_arch.cfg" file
6. open the file "demo.elf" from the TRACE32 installation folder with IDA
7. In IDA, go to "Debugger -> Select debugger", pick "Remote GDB debugger"
8. Go to "Debugger -> Debugger options -> Set specific options", tick the
"Run a program..." checkbox, then click "choose a configuration" (which should fill
the "command line" edit field) and confirm.
9. Go to "Debugger -> Process options...", fill the hostname (127.0.0.1) and port (30000)
text fields
10. "Start process" (F9) or "Run to cursor" (F4) will start TRACE32 in the background and
will allow the file loaded into IDA to be debugged using the TRACE32 simulator's GDB
backend
; Modification of default
; TRACE32 configuration file.
;
; - enables GDB Backend for Trace32
; on TCP port 30000.
; - Please adjust "SYS" variable to
; point to your TRACE32 path
; ==========================
; Environment Variables
OS=
ID=T32_SIMTC
SYS=C:\tools\simtc
; Connection to Host
PBI=SIM
; Screen Settings
SCREEN=
HEADER=TRACE32 TriCore Instruction Set Simulator
; Printer Settings
PRINTER=WINDOWS
GDB=NETASSIST
PACKLEN=1024
PORT=30000
PROTOCOL=TCP
; add the following line to the ".tc1766" section of your gdb_arch.cfg configuration file
; which is found within %IDADIR%\cfg\ - also, adjust path to TRACE32:
cmdline c:\tools\simtc\t32mtc.exe -c c:\tools\simtc\config.t32 -s c:\tools\simtc\ida.cmm "%i"
; file is to be placed into TRACE32 for Tricore folder
; (trial version: https://www.lauterbach.com/frames.html?download_demo.html)
LOCAL &arg1
;========================================================================
; initialize and start the debugger
RESet
SYStem.CPU tc397xe
SYStem.Up
;========================================================================
; load demo program
&arg1=PRACTICE.ARG(0)
Data.LOAD.ELF &arg1
; open some windows
WinCLEAR
Register.view
List.asm
ENDDO
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