[Oberon] PO2013 - SD Image Tool

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Sun May 17 08:25:29 CEST 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> Andreas Pirklbauer
> Sent: Sunday, 17 May 2020 3:03 PM
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> Subject: [Oberon] PO2013 - SD Image Tool
>     > It doesn't have to be painful - it just depends on which tools you
> are using.
>     > The Astrobe for RISC5 IDE Upload command uses an RS232 serial link
>     > to real target hardware running at 115200 baud. It only takes about
> 40
>     > seconds to upload a complete set of *.rsc files.
> Interesting. So about 10-15x slower than on the simulator. I remember on
> Ceres (also via RS232), building also took (order of magnitude) ~1min.
> So it looks like your  Upload  command essentially does in ONE command
> what the following 4 (or 5) commands of my Build.Tool do:

Not exactly. I only rarely ever update the core files that make up Modules.bin. When I do I link those using software on the PC and write them directly, where they belong, onto the SD card on the PC.

> So if I want to update only *some* .rsc files, but not all, I just don t
> call the command ORC.SR 101 and download only the *new* files.
> Bottom line: I can further streamline my building tools similar to your
> Upload  in Astrobe. I may actually do that...

BTW I modified the Upload so that the files on the Workstation are given the same timestamp as they have on the PC. I did consider making the upload faster by comparing timestamps on the files on the PC with those on the Workstation and only uploading them if they were different, but didn't think the added complexity (and handling the oddball cases like if you wanted to upload an earlier copy of a file) was worth the bother. If the upload took five minutes and it happened more frequently that would be a different story.


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