title: The ‘m5-exit-repeat’ binary layout: default permalink: resources/m5-exit-repeat shortdoc: > Source for ‘m5-exit-repeat’. A ‘m5-exit-repeat’ binary runs the m5_exit(0) command in an infinite loop. This is useful for testing exit event handlers. author: [“Bobby R. Bruce”]

This ‘m5-exit-repeat’ resource runs the m5_exit function in an infinite loop. This resource is deliberately kept simple and is used primarily for testing purposes.

Building Instructions

Run make.

Note: This will automatically clone the gem5 repository to the src/m5-exit-repeat directory. If this is not desired, please ensure the gem5 repository is present in this directory before running make.

This will only compile the binary to the X86 ISA.

Cleaning Instructions

Run make clean in the Makefile directory.


As this binary utilizes the m5_exit function, it should be run within a gem5 simulation. Its purpose is to test exit events handler and other situations where it's desirable for a simulation to continually run an m5_exit command. It should be run in SE Mode.


The following code snippet utilizes the standard library:

board.set_se_workload(Resource("x86-m5-exit-repeat")) def unique_exit_event(): print("Handling the first exit event.") yield False print("Handling the second exit event.") yield False print("Handling the third exit event. We'll exit now.") yield True simulator = Simulator( board = board, on_exit_event = { ExitEvent.Exit : unique_exit_event(), }, )

This will handle the exit event three times.

Pre-built binaries

Compiled to the X86 ISA: http://dist.gem5.org/dist/develop/test-progs/m5-exit-repeat/x86-m5-exit-repeat-20220825


This code is covered by By the 03-Clause BSD License (BSD-3-Clause).