Building script#

To build Phoenix-RTOS system image script is used. The simplest way to build the image is the following command.

TARGET=ia32-generic-qemu phoenix-rtos-build/ all

As you can see there can be other arguments like all.

You can also use the clean argument to clean the last build artifacts.

TARGET=ia32-generic-qemu phoenix-rtos-build/ clean all

When you want to compile only the new changes and save time you don’t have to use it.

The all argument specifies that all system components for a given target should be compiled (excluding tests). The available components are listed below:

  • fs - filesystem image,

  • core - Phoenix-RTOS core, i.e. kernel and other necessary components,

  • test - tests,

  • ports - phoenix-rtos-ports applications,

  • project - project specific part (user applications),

  • image - system image to be loaded to the target,

For example, in ia32-generic-qemu target all means core fs image project ports.
For the other targets, all can be different components configurations.
You can also choose what components you want to build, for example, the following command will build a system image without test and ports components. The ports component compiling process can take a while. If you need to build the system image quickly, you can use the command above.

TARGET=ia32-generic-qemu phoenix-rtos-build/ core fs image project test

For ia32-generic-qemu target, running the system in a separate window isn’t the only option. There is the possibility to run it in a terminal, in that case, you have to set a few other variables.

TARGET=ia32-generic-qemu CONSOLE=serial ./phoenix-rtos-build/ all

After the build completes, the disk image and all files needed to run it will be created and placed in the _boot directory.

See also#

  1. Building Phoenix-RTOS image

  2. Toolchain

  3. Reference project

  4. Table of Contents