[Wsim-users] trace: access to memory

Leonardo Steinfeld leo at fing.edu.uy
Jeu 22 Juil 22:39:08 CEST 2010

Hi Antoine,
Thanks for your quick answer.
I read again the tutorial you mention. Unfortunately, that feature is not 
useful for my purpose. The same way the --msp430_trc_pc option enables to 
record a each memory location read for instruction fetch, I need to record 
the access to data memory. That is, any time the cpu goes to memory to 
read or write data, I need to record the memory address accessed (and 
clearly the time too).
Thanks again,
Leo Steinfeld

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On Thu, 22 Jul 2010, Antoine Fraboulet wrote:

> Hi,
> if you want to trace a specific variable of memory address you can use
> the --monitor option described here:
> http://wsim.gforge.inria.fr/tutorials/monitor-option/index.html
> The option does what you are describing using traces and functions in
> msp430_io to record all reads and writes.
> Using this option with the --msp430_trc_pc should give you the exact
> history of all modification made to a global variable or address.
> Antoine
> At Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:22:17 -0300 (UYT),
> Leonardo Steinfeld <leo at fing.edu.uy> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using wsim to run some experiments using tinyos code on telosb motes.
>> I need to track the access to memory, i.e. trace the accessed memory
>> location. As a first approximation I'm already using the --msp430_trc_pc
>> so at least I get the PC.
>> Are you planning adding this feature in the near future? If not... Could
>> you give some advice about how to do it "correctly"?
>> I guess it can be added a TRACER_TRACE_MEM (or sth like that) on the
>> msp430.h and .c. Add the trace calling the tracer_event_add_id in the
>> msp430_mcu_create function (with appropriate params) . Finally to record
>> the event call the TRACER_TRACE_.. macro appropriately after the
>> msp430_fetch_short, msp430_read_short and so on in the msp430_io.c file.
>> Maybe it can be differentiate RD and WR. But surely there a lot of issues
>> I'm missing...
>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>> Leo Steinfeld.
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