[Fuego] Error while running a test on target connected to serial interface

Bird, Timothy Tim.Bird at sony.com
Wed Jun 14 00:29:00 UTC 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dhinakar k on Monday, June 12, 2017 1:14 PM
> Update:
> I downloaded serlogin from https://GitHub.com/tbird20d/
> and copied it to the /usr/local/bin folder inside the container.

Very good!  Sorry you had to figure this out on your own.
It's in the Dockerfile in the next branch.  I'm guessing
you are still running with an older docker container (based
on v1.1).  We really should write a script to move test results
data from an old docker container to the next one, to avoid
people being reluctant to upgrade their containers.  Sorry
for the extra pain this has caused you.

> But now I get 'could not open port ttyUSB0: [Error2]  No such file or
> directory:'ttyUSB0' even though it was available (I manually checked it)

It probably needs /dev/ttyUSB0, or there is a permission problem.
Did you build the docker container with 'docker-create-usb-privileged-container.sh'?
Are you using
in your board file?

I think serlogin requires the latter format.  This needs to be documented.
> At the prompt inside container I tried 'serlogin -d /dev/ttyUSB0 root' but got
> 'warning: could not verify shell status' error. I manually checked on the board
> via minicom, the shell was pointing to 'bash' shell.

To verify that we are sitting at a shell prompt, serlogin does the following
ls /  | grep ^sb.*n

This does a directory listing of the root directory, then pipes the results
to grep, looking for the pattern '^sb.*n'.  If we're at a shell prompt and
we have a normal root filesystem that has /sbin as a directory, then
this should output '/sbin'.

So either 1) we're not really at a shell prompt where we can execute commands
or 2) /sbin is missing, or 3) there is some permission problem doing 'ls /', or
4) something is eating input so that serlogin is not seeing 'sbin' in the response.

Can you execute the above command manually at your shell prompt, and see
if you see 'sbin' among the strings in the listing?  Also, make sure that you do
not have a terminal on the serial port at the same time that fuego  (and serlogin)
are trying to use the serial port to talk to the target board.

Let me know what you find out.

 -- Tim

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