Sulima is a useful tool to use when developing your operating system.
Sulima provides a generic framework for simulating different
types of machines. For this project you want to simulate the U4600
machine. A script
u4600 is provided which correctly
sets up the simulator for you.
u4600 takes one parameter; the bootimage to execute. Eg:
% u4600 /tfptboot/sos.$USER
This is the command that is executed when you run
sulima with the provided code.
By default the
u4600 script will load the PMON
bootloader, from which you can then boot
your OS as you would on a real u4600, however it is probably
quicker and easier to use the
sulima target in the
When you run sulima the console from which you run it will be attached to the first simulated serial port, which is also the serial port that PMON, and the L4 kernel debugger use.
The provided serial driver uses the u4600's second serial port. This is so that is does not interfere with the kernel debugger. Sulima provides simulates the second serial port, however you must manually attach to it. When sulima starts it will print out a file you can attach to to use the second serial port:
nofx:/home/benno/work/cs9242/sos% make sulima chmod a+r sos.bootimg scp sos.bootimg /tftpboot/sos.benno u4600 /tftpboot/sos.benno Sulima v1.0.0 built on Aug 7 2003, 15:44:03 Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Patryk Zadarnowski serial: Connect to /dev/pts/8
In the above example the file is
can then use the program
screen to attach to this
simulated serial port. For exmaple:
% screen /dev/pts/8