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How to debug a user space application with STM32CubeIDE

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

This article is a guideline to user space project support, which is fully integrated from release 1.6.0 of STM32CubeIDE.

It covers executable, static or shared libraries support from project creation to debug. It also gives some tracks to easily use the GTK library or start a new project from the standard Eclipse® CDT™ project wizard.

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1. Prerequisite[edit source]

Minimum hardware

  • STM32MP1 series based board
  • Linux® console
  • Ethernet (or Ethernet over USB) for connection to Linux® Cortex®-A

Minimum software

2. STM32CubeIDE ® user space[edit source]

From STM32CubeIDE release 1.6.0, it is possible to enrich an STM32MP15x hierarchical project with User Space type projects.

STM32MP15x project enriched with Linux user space projects

Possible User Space type projects are:

3. Eclipse® CDT™ STM32 Linux® user space[edit source]

From STM32CubeIDE release 1.6.0, it is also possible to easily create an STM32MP15x user space project from the standard CDT™ Eclipse® wizard.

In that case, the user space project is not part of any STM32MP15x hierarchical project and appears as a standalone project in Eclipse® project explorer view: myCdtProject below:

CDT™ Linux® user space project