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/** @page thelist Pending and Open Tasks
/** @page tasks Pending and Open Tasks

This page lists pending and open tasks being considered or worked upon
by the OpenOCD community.

@section thelist The List

Items with a current patch available should include a link to its
posting on the openocd-developer mailing list archives.
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Feel free to send patches to add or clarify items on this list, too.

@verbatim
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The List
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@endverbatim

- JTAG/TAP changes:
- update all drivers to use tap_get_tms_path_len API.
- use tap_set_state everywhere to allow logging TAP state transitions
- rename other tap_states to use standard JTAG names (suggested by ML)
- retire jtag_add_end_state() and replace w/global variable. This also
removes TAP_INVALID as an argument to jtag_add_xxxx(). The global variable
as argument to jtag_add_xxxx() should eventually be phased out, but
the global variable is useful in an interim phase where one needs to
be bug by bug compatible before each change can be tested. Suggested
by ØH. Michael Bruck also interested in this.
- JTAG Interfaces:
- autodetect devices present on the scan chain
- implement 'discover_taps' command
- FT2232 driver: (DH)
- integrate FTD2XX High-Speed Device support
- PATCH: https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-April/005479.html
- massive set of changes (DH):
- fixes non-recoverability of cable connect/reconnect
- https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006011.html
- further cleanup (DH):
- PATCH: https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006112.html
- fix outstanding bugs
- J-Link driver: (ZW)
- fix outstanding bugs
- test with known targets (i.e. working with other interfaces)
- test compatibility between v6.0 (yellow) and older units (e.g. v5.2)
- TCP driver:
- add TCP/IP client and server for remote JTAG interface control
- Do others need some help? Probably....

- Other Interfaces
- SVF/XSVF:
- pending tasks??
- SPI/UART emulation:
- (ab)use bit-banging JTAG interfaces to emulate SPI/UART
- allow SPI to program flash, MCUs, etc.
- SWD

- Target Support:
- general layer cleanup:
- https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006590.html
- ARM11 improvements (MB?)
- fix single stepping (reported by ØH)
- implement missing functionality (grep FNC_INFO_NOTIMPLEMENTED ...)
- Cortex A8 support (ML)
- add target implementation (ML)
- what else remains to be done?
- MC1322x support (JW/DE?)
- integrate and test support from JW (and DE?)
- get working with a known good interface (i.e. not today's jlink)
- AT91SAM92xx:
- improvements for unknown-board-atmel-at91sam9260.cfg (RD)
- STR9x: (ZW)
- improvements to str912.cfg to be more general purpose
- AVR: (SQ)
- independently verify implementation
- incrementally improve working prototype in trunk. (SQ)
- work out how to debug this target
- AVR debugging protocol.
- FPGA:
- improve things (??)
- Coldfire (suggested by NC)
- can we draw from the BDM project? @par
http://bdm.sourceforge.net/

- other targets? (suggestions always welcome)

- CFI:
- finish implementing bus width/chip width handling (suggested by NC)
- factor vendor-specific code into separate source files
@section thelisttcl TCL

This section provides possible things to improve with OpenOCD's TCL support.

- organize the TCL configurations:
- provide more directory structure for boards/targets?
- factor configurations into layers (encapsulation and re-use)

- Isolate all TCL command support:
- Pure C CLI implementations using --disable-builtin-tcl.
- Allow developers to build new dongles using OpenOCD's JTAG core.
- At first, provide only low-level JTAG support; target layer and
above rely heavily on scripting event mechanisms.
- Allow full TCL support? add --with-tcl=/path/to/installed/tcl
- Move TCL support out of foo.[ch] and into foo_tcl.[ch] (other ideas?)

@section thelistjtag JTAG

This section list issues that need to be resolved in the JTAG layer.

@subsection thelistjtagcore JTAG Core

The following tasks have been suggeted for cleaning up the JTAG layer:

- use tap_set_state everywhere to allow logging TAP state transitions
- rename other tap_states to use standard JTAG names (suggested by ML)
- retire jtag_add_end_state() and replace w/global variable:
- removes TAP_INVALID as an argument to jtag_add_xxxx().
- global variable as argument to jtag_add_xxxx() should be phased out, but
it is useful while we need to bug-by-bug compatible while testing changes.
- Suggested by ØH. Michael Bruck also interested in this.
- Encapsulate cmd_queue_cur_state and related varaible handling.

The following tasks have been suggested for adding new core JTAG support:

- autodetect devices present on the scan chain
- implement 'discover_taps' command
- SPI/UART emulation:
- (ab)use bit-banging JTAG interfaces to emulate SPI/UART
- allow SPI to program flash, MCUs, etc.

@subsection thelistjtaginterfaces JTAG Interfaces

The following tasks have been suggeted for improving OpenOCD's JTAG
interface support:

- rework USB communication to be more robust. Two possible options are:
-# use libusb-1.0.1 with libusb-compat-0.1.1 (non-blocking I/O wrapper)
-# rewrite implementation to use non-blocking I/O
- FT2232 driver:
- integrate FTD2XX High-Speed Device support @par
PATCH: https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-April/005479.html
- fix outstanding bugs
- J-Link driver:
- fix to work with long scan chains, such as R.Doss's svf test.
- fix other outstanding bugs

The following tasks have been suggested for adding new JTAG interfaces:

- TCP driver: allow client/server for remote JTAG interface control.

@section thelistswd Serial Wire Debug

- implement Serial Wire Debug interface

@section thelistbs Boundary Scan Support

- add STAPL support?
- add BSDL support?

A few possible options for the above:
-# Fake a TCL equivalent?
-# Integrate an existing library?
-# Write a new C implementation a la Jim?

Once the above are completed:
- add support for programming flash using boundary scan techniques
- add integration with a modified gerber view program:
- provide means to view the PCB and select pins and traces
- allow use-cases such as the following:
- @b Stimulus
-# Double-click on a pin (or trace) with the mouse.
- @b Effects
-# The trace starts blinking, and
-# OpenOCD toggles the pin(s) 0/1.

@section thelisttargets Target Support

- general layer cleanup:
- https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006590.html
- ARM11 improvements (MB?)
- fix single stepping (reported by ØH)
- implement missing functionality (grep FNC_INFO_NOTIMPLEMENTED ...)
- Cortex A8 support (ML)
- add target implementation (ML)
- MC1322x support (JW/DE?)
- integrate and test support from JW (and DE?)
- get working with a known good interface (i.e. not today's jlink)
- AT91SAM92xx:
- improvements for unknown-board-atmel-at91sam9260.cfg (RD)
- STR9x: (ZW)
- improvements to str912.cfg to be more general purpose
- AVR: (SQ)
- independently verify implementation
- incrementally improve working prototype in trunk. (SQ)
- work out how to debug this target
- AVR debugging protocol.
- FPGA:
- improve things (??)
- Coldfire (suggested by NC)
- can we draw from the BDM project? @par
http://bdm.sourceforge.net/

or the OSBDM package @par
http://forums.freescale.com/freescale/board/message?board.id=OSBDM08&thread.id=422

@section thelistsvf SVF/XSVF

- factor and clean-up code
- review The Guide for OpenOCD Users for documentation errors or omissions
- update The Manual for OpenOCD Developerrs:
- add documentation describing the architecture of each module
- provide Technical Primers to bootstrap contributor knowledge
- develop SVF unit tests
- develop XSVF unit tests

@section thelistflash Flash Support

- finish documentation for the following flash drivers:
- avr
- ecosflash
- pic32mx
- ocl
- str9xpec

@subsection thelistflashcfi CFI

- finish implementing bus width/chip width handling (suggested by NC)
- factor vendor-specific code into separate source files
- add new callback interface for vendor-specific code
- investigate/implement "thin wrapper" to use eCos CFI drivers (ØH)

- TCL
- Isolate all TCL command support:
- Allow pure C CLI implementations using --disable-builtin-tcl.
Ref? How could this be made to work given targets extensive need
for events, etc.? What about the target library?
- Allow full TCL support? add --with-tcl=/path/to/installed/tcl
- Move TCL support in foo.* to foo_tcl.* (other ideas?)

- Debugger Support
- Keil AGDI interface to OpenOCD (submitted by Dario Vecchio)

- Architectural Upgrades
- Allow N:M:P mapping of servers, targets, and interfaces
- loadable module support for interface/target/flash drivers
- libopenocd support: @par
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006405.html

- Test Suite:
- implement server unit tests
- implement JTAG core unit tests
- implement JTAG interface unit tests
- implement flash unit tests
- implement target unit tests

- Test Feedback Tools: @par
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006358.html

- extend target test script to produce helpful pass/fail output
- provide results submission script


- Generic Hardware Tester:
- implement VHDL to use for FPGA-based JTAG TAP testing device
- develop test suite that utilizes this testing device

- Build Systems (Autotools, CMake, etc.)
- investigate fixes to permit the use of -Wshadow
- change bootstrap to call 'configure --enable-maintainer-mode <opts>'?

- Miscellaneous:
- make JTAG and USB debug output a run-time configuration option
- review and clean up interface/target/flash APIs
- factor code to eliminate duplicated functionality
- overhaul use of types to improve 32/64-bit portability

- Berlios Admin:
- use patch tracker? @par
https://developer.berlios.de/patch/?group_id=4148
- use bug tracking? we need something!
- investigate/implement "thin wrapper" to use eCos CFI drivers (ØH)

@section thelistdebug Debugger Support

- integrate Keil AGDI interface to OpenOCD? (submitted by Dario Vecchio)

@section thelisttesting Testing Suite

This section includes several related groups of ideas:
- @ref thelistunittests
- @ref thelistsmoketests
- @ref thelisttestreports
- @ref thelisttestgenerichw

@subsection thelistunittests Unit Tests

- add testing skeleton to provide frameworks for adding tests
- implement server unit tests
- implement JTAG core unit tests
- implement JTAG interface unit tests
- implement flash unit tests
- implement target unit tests

@subsection thelistsmoketests Smoke Test Tools

-# extend 'make check' with a smoketest app
- checks for OOCD_TEST_CONFIG, etc. in environment (or config file)
- if properly set, runs the smoke test with specified parameters
- openocd -f ${OOCD_TEST_CONFIG}
- implies a modular test suite (see below)
- should be able to run some minimal tests with dummy interface:
- compare results of baseline sanity checks with expected results

-# builds a more complete test suite:
- existing testing/examples/ look like a great start
- all targets should be tested fully and for all capabilities
- we do NOT want a "lowest common denominator" test suite
- ... but can we start with one to get going?
- probably requires one test configuration file per board/target
- modularization can occur here, just like with targets/boards/chips
- coverage can increase over time, building up bundles of tests

-# add new 'smoketest' Makefile target:
- calls 'make check' (and the smoketest app)
- gather inputs and output into a report file

@subsection thelisttestreports Test Feedback Tools

These ideas were first introduced here:
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006358.html

- provide report submission scripts for e-mail and web forms
- add new Makefile targets to post the report:
- 'checkreportsend' -- send to list via e-mail (via sendmail)
- 'checkreportpost' -- send web form (via curl or other script)

@subsection thelisttestgenerichw Generic Hardware Tester

- implement VHDL to use for FPGA-based JTAG TAP testing device
- develop test suite that utilizes this testing device

@section thelistautotools Autotools Build System

- investigate fixes to permit the use of -Wshadow
- eliminate sources of confusion in @c boostrap script:
-# Make @c bootstrap call 'configure --enable-maintainer-mode <opts>'?
-# Add @c buildstrap script to assist with boostrap and configure steps.
- automatically build tool-chains required for cross-compiling
- produce mingw32, arm-elf, others using in-tree scripts
- build all required target code from sources
- make JTAG and USB debug output a run-time configuration option

@section thelistarchitecture Architectural Tasks

The following architectural tasks need to be accomplished and should be
fairly easy to complete:

- factor code to eliminate duplicated functionality
- overhaul use of types to improve 32/64-bit portability
- rewrite code that uses casts to access 16-bit and larger types
from unaligned memory addresses
- libopenocd support: @par
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/openocd-development/2009-May/006405.html
- review and clean up interface/target/flash APIs

The following strategic tasks will require ambition, knowledge, and time
to complete:

- Allow N:M:P mapping of servers, targets, and interfaces
- loadable module support for interface/target/flash drivers

@section thelistadmin Administrative Tasks

- Develop "style" guidelines for committing to Subversion
- Develop milestone and release guidelines.

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