Appendix: What's New in this Reference?

This appendix includes:

What's new in QNX Momentics 6.3.2?

New content

devb-umass
devc-con-hid
This console and keyboard I/O manager is similar to devc-con, but works in conjunction with io-hid and supports PS2, USB, and all other human-interface devices.
devc-serpsc
PSC UART serial communications manager for MPC5200
devg-carmine.so
Graphics driver for Fujitsu Carmine chipsets
devg-extreme2.so
Graphics driver for Intel Extreme2 chipsets
devg-vmware.so
Graphics driver for VMWare virtual machines
devn-rtl8150.so
Driver for SMC2208 USB/Ethernet adapters
packagebsp
Package a board support package (QNX Neutrino)
setupbsp
Set up a Board Support Package (QNX Neutrino)
startup-bios
The -I option is now documented. You can use this option to specify the highest-priority hardware interrupt.
use
There's a new -s option that you can use to display the version numbers of the source used in the executable.

Changed content

devc-sersci
Added the default values for the -r option for SH7770 and SH7780.
devu-prn
Added the -m option.
flashctl
This utility rounds the values of the -o and -l ("el") options down to the nearest block bound. If the range specified exceeds the partition size, it's rounded down to fit. If you use the -v option, flashctl displays what the values have been rounded to.
io-blk.so
mkifs
This entry now describes the main bootfiles, including raw.boot, elf.boot, binary.boot, and srec.boot; see the "Bootfile" section.

You might need to use the perms attribute to specify execute, setuid, and setgid permissions if you're running mkifs on a Windows host.

mount
Added the before and after options, and added io-usb to the table of mount types.
qconfig
Added the -c option.
pidin
The CPU usage that pidin times reports are approximate, and can be inaccurate.
rpcbind
This utility needs /etc/netconfig, the librpc shared library, as well as some specific entries in /etc/services.
setuid utilities
The following utilities need to have the setuid bit set in their permissions: crontab; crttrap; dhcp.client; fontsleuth; input-cfg; inputtrap; login; lpr; lprq; lprrm; netstat; newgrp; passwd; phfont; phgrafx; phlocale; Photon; phshutdown; phuser; ping; ping6; pppd; pppoed; qnxinstall; rcp; rlogin; rsh; su; traceroute; traceroute6.

Errata

grep
Only grep supports the -h option (which is a Neutrino extension); egrep and fgrep don't.
mkefs, mketfs, mkifs
The description of the perms is now correct; for an inline file, the default permissions are 0666.
show_vesa
You must log in as root and be in text mode -- not Photon -- to run this utility. This utility doesn't have any options.
stty
The stty under Neutrino doesn't support the lkhflow or lksflow option.

What's new in QNX Neutrino Core OS 6.3.2?

New content

aps
Manage adaptive scheduler partitions

Changed content

devb-ram
Added address, blksize, and nodinit to the list of ram options.
mkifs
Now includes the module attribute for loading optional modules into procnto.
on
Now includes -C, -i, and -R options for specifying the runmask for the new process.
pidin
Now includes H, h, i, and o formatting codes, and extsched, fds, regs, sched, and threads arguments.
procnto
Now includes -m and -c options.
slay
Now includes -C, -i, and -R options for manipulating the runmask, and -T for identifying the thread that you want to send a signal to or whose runmask or priority you want to change. Also includes -m option to restrict the match.

-P without -T now affects all threads in the specified proccess or processes. Previously it affected only thread 1.

This utility now matches process IDs or names; you can use the new -m option to limit which it matches.

startup-*
Now include a -F option to control the flags field in the cpuinfo section of the system page.
qconfig
Added the -a, -b, and -p options.

Errata

dcheck
Corrected the name of the .bad_blks file.
passwd
The second field of entries in the /etc/passwd file is an x. It represents the group password, which Neutrino doesn't support.
psin
A suffix of s appears beside file descriptors that were opened as side channels.

What's new in 6.3.0 Service Pack 2?

New content

addr2line
Convert addresses into line number/file name pairs
bindres
Bind widget resources into an executable
c++filt
Demangle C++ and Java symbols
g++
Compile a program
mq
A new server to manage POSIX message queues. This is an alternate implementation that uses asynchronous messages
phfind
Photon file search utility
ranlib
Index an archive

Changed content

devg-*
Changed the -amode option in all the devg-* driver docs to mode_opt
devu-kbd
Reinstated class driver for USB keyboards
devu-mouse
Reinstated class driver for USB mice
esh, fesh
Added the emount and ewaitfor builtin commands.
nto*-* variants
Added synopsis information for the ntoarm-*, ntomips-*, ntomulti-*, ntoppc-*, ntosh-*, ntox86-* variants of: ar, gcc, gcov, gdb, gprof, ld, nm, objcopy, objdump, size, strings, and strip.
qcc
The -M option is deprecated as of QNX Momentics 6.3.0 Service Pack 2. The next release will use -M for generating Makefile dependencies.

The -w9 option's behavior specifically documented, with additional options necessary to report all warnings.

qconn
Added more description to the qconn_prio= option to prevent errors when the system is under heavy load.
sendnto
Documented -b option.
su
Documented - userid argument.
tracelogger
Now accepts control commands through its device, devctl() and pulses, and has a new option (-c).
uesh
Added the emount and ewaitfor builtin commands.
usemsg
%1> and %2> macros fixed (were previously documented as %0> and %1>).

usemsg also uses objcopy by default instead of ldrel.

Errata

io-blk.so
If you don't specify a full path for the device in the automount option, io-blk.so uses the value of its devdir option as a prefix.

What's new in 6.3.0 Service Pack 1?

New content

dumpefs
Dump an embedded filesystem
gcov
Gather code coverage data
gprof
Code profiler
lsm-sctp.so
SCTP service module
qde
Launch QNX development environment
unzip
Extract zip files
zip
Compress and package files

Changed content

bootpd
Now included in the Neutrino runtime.
devb-ncr8
Added the did option.
devf-*
Removed references to ffs2 and removed mountpoint/.cmp from all the devf-* drivers.
devg-matroxg.so
Added more information to the supported chipsets and a note about multiple displays on quad-output cards.
devg-radeon.so
Removed the -amode=TV option and added information about dual-headed display.
dhcp.client
Added the -T option and a description of the /etc/dhcp/dhcp-options file.
getconf
Added _CS_LOCALE to the list of configuration strings.
io-net
The /dev/io-net directory doesn't appear until a driver or protocol module adds an entry to it.
npm-qnet-l4_lite.so
Qnet is designed to work using its default settings; don't use the options to npm-qnet-l4_lite.so unless you have a specific problem with your environment.
pppd
Added a caveat about spawning pppd with the nodetach or updetach option.
phfont
Added the new -b option to save font usage information to a file.
setconf
Corrected the list of configuration strings.

What's new in 6.3.0?

New content

bkgdmgr
Photon background manager
devb-adpu320
Adaptec 7901/7902-based SCSI adapters
devb-umass
Driver for USB mass storage interface
devc-hspi
Serial driver for Renesas protocol interface
devc-ser8250-ixp2400
Serial driver for Intel IXP425 BSP
devc-sergt64260
Serial driver for Artesyn PM/PPC 750FX BSP
devf-brh
Driver for ADI BRH BSP
devf-ixdp425
Driver for Intel XScale IXDP425 BSP
devg-chips.so
Graphics driver for Chips and Technologies graphics
devg-coral.so
Graphics driver for Fujitsu Coral chipsets
devg-flat.so
Graphics driver for unaccelerated flat frame buffers.
devg-i830.so
Graphics driver for Intel I830 and I845 chipsets
devg-orchid.so
Graphics driver for Fujitsu MB86292 graphics controller
devg-sis630.so
Graphics driver for SIS graphics chipsets
devg-tvia.so
Graphics driver for TVIA CyberPro chipsets
devg-smi5xx.so
Graphics driver for Silicon Motion SM501 chipset
devg-smi7xx.so
Graphics driver for Silicon Motion Lynx controller
devg-rotate90.so
Transform module used for graphics rotation
devg-rotate270.so
Transform module used for graphics rotation
devn-dm9102.so
Driver for Davicom DM9102 Ethernet controllers
devn-tigon3.so
Driver for Broadcom BCM570X Ethernet controllers
devu-ehci.so
Driver for Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) for USB 2.0
devu-ohci.so
Driver for Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) for USB 2.0
devu-uhci.so
Driver for Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) for USB 2.0
fontview
Font viewer utility
gri-photon.so
Photon plugin
gns
Global Name Service Manager
hogs
List the processes that are hogging the CPU
icc
Intel C and C++ compiler
io-usb
Server for Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ipf
Alter packet filtering lists
ipfs
Save and restore information for NAT and stat tables
ipfstat
Report on packet filter statistics and filter list
ipmon
Monitor /dev/ipl for logged packets
ipnat
User interface to NAT
lsm-ipfilter-*.so
Provide IP filter services
mksbp
Build a QNX System Builder project
mmplay
Multimedia player
netfront
NetFront web server
nfm-autoip.so
AutoIP negotiation module for link-local address
npm-qnet-compat.so
Native QNX Neutrino network manager -- compatible version
npm-qnet-l4_lite.so
Lightweight version of native QNX Neutrino network manager
npm-tcpip-v4.so
The original full TCP/IP stack (QNX Neutrino)
npm-tcpip-v6.so
The full TCP/IP stack for IPv6 packets (QNX Neutrino)
ntpd
Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon
ntpdate
Set the local time and date by polling NTP servers
ntpdc
Query the NTP daemon
ntpq
Monitor NTP daemon and determine its performance
ntptrace
Trace a chain of NTP servers
od
Dump a file in various formats (POSIX)
omshell
Connect, query and change ISC DHCP server's state
pci-brh
PCI controller for ADI BRH BSP
pci-ixc1100
PCI controller for IXDP425 BSP
pci-ixp2400
PCI controller for IXP2400 BSP
pci-ppc440rb
PCI controller for PPC 440GP BSP
phlogin2
Photon login utility
phmenu
Photon window menu editor
phs-to-ijs
Photon IJS printing client
phuser
Photon user account manager
playaudio
Play an audio stream
qconfig
Query and display QNX installations and configurations on Neutrino, Linux, and Solaris
qnxplayer
CD and audio file player
QWinCfg
Query and display QNX installations and configurations on Windows
rpcbind
Map RPC program numbers into universal addresses
rpcgen
An RPC protocol compiler
script
Create a typescript of a terminal session
startup-artesyn750fx
Startup for the Artesyn PM/PPC 750FX evaluation board
uud
Decode a file that was encoded with uue
uue
Encode a binary file into ASCII

Deleted entries

cl-installer
Use qnxinstall instead.
devu-kbd
Class driver for USB keyboards
devu-mouse
Class driver for USB mice
devu-ohci
USB manager for OHCI controllers
devu-uhci
USB managers for UHCI controllers
phflash
Shockwave Flash player
phfontFA
Photon Font Server (full font support)
phfontFF
Photon Font Server (Bitmap and FontFusion support)
phfontpfr
Photon Font Server (TrueDoc font support)
phfontphf
Photon Font Server (no scalable font support)
plaympegaudio_noph
Deprecated; replaced by playaudio
playsound_noph
Deprecated; replaced by playaudio
portmap
Deprecated; replaced by rpcbind utility.
startup-sc400
Deprecated; replaced by startup-bios.
devg-chips-hiqv.so
This driver is deprecated.
devg-igs5300.so
This driver is deprecated.

Changed content

crttrap
Added description of the crtc-settings file.
devp-pccard
Added new options to the documentation.
diff
Updated the documentation to reflect the GNU version of diff instead of the POSIX version.
dumper
Added the -s and -w options.
fontadmin
Added description of the new font options schema.
io-graphics
There are several changes to the documentation for this utility, including a description of crtc-settings file support, a new command line syntax, and a description of the configuration file and multiple display support.
io-net
Added option and drivers.
mkdir
Removed the -s option.
mkfontdir
Removed the -c option.
on
The -p option now supports sporadic scheduling.
ped
Added description of drag and drop behaviour from pfm.
pfm
Added a description of preferences, including the new alternate encoding feature.
phabmsg
Added filename command line option.
phfont
Changed options to support new font architecture.
phlocale
The interface is changed, and ABLANG is now handled differently.
phlogin
Described a configuration file for your shell to run as a login shell.
pterm
New -r option.
qnxinstall
New options and functionality.
savercfg
Added new GUI, which includes the option to use the system password, and power saver options. The location of the saver.cfg file has also changed.
sin
The output of the register command now includes the instruction pointer as the first register.
snapshot
Added note that snapshot doesn't work in a phditto window.
voyager
New list of keyboard shortcuts, and updated with netfront information.

Errata

ksh
Deleted the -F option.

What's new in 6.2.1?

New content

addvariant
Add a new OS/CPU/VARIANT directory structure to a source tree
devc-amctap
Serial communications manager for AMC WireTAP/PowerTAP
devc_amctap_host
Windows host server for devc-amctap
devf-bigsur
SH4 7751 Big Sur eval board
devg-mq200.so
Graphics driver for MediaQ MQ-200 chipsets
devg-pxa250.so
Graphics driver for Intel PXA250 LCD controller
devh-usb.so
Driver for USB-compliant human-interface devices (HID)
devh-ps2ser.so
Driver for serial and PS2 human-interface devices (HID)
devi-hid
Universal Photon input manager for keyboards and mice
devn-i82544.so
Network driver for Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapters
devn-ppc405.so
Network driver for IBM PPC405 on-chip Ethernet controller
devn-prism.so
Network driver for PRISM-based wireless Ethernet controller
hidview
Display HID device information
io-hid
Start a manager for HID input devices
qnxinstall
GUI-based QNX Software Installer (QSI)
startup-aspen
Startup the Renesas Aspen evaluation board (SH)
waitfor
Wait until a path exists

Deleted entries

ci
Check in RCS revisions (UNIX)
co
Check out RCS revisions (UNIX)
pkg-installer
Use qnxinstall instead.
rcs
Change RCS file attributes (UNIX)
rcsclean
Clean up working files (UNIX)
rcsdiff
Compare RCS revisions (UNIX)
rcsmerge
Merge RCS revisions (UNIX)

Changed content

devb-eide
Added the lba48 option.
devb-ncr8
Added the nosync and nowide options.
devg-radeon.so
The DVI (digital video interface) is enabled by default, so you can connect LCD panels to your Radeon cards. The only requirement is that you connect the LCD to the DVI connector at boot time so the video BIOS can set up the digital output.
devn-*
The verbose option has been standardized and its output now goes to slogger (view using sloginfo).
diskboot
Removed -f option
dumper
Clarified home directory behavior
flashctl
Added example to clarify partition organization.
login
Clarified the behavior of the -f option
mkifs
Clarified the type note and added the dperms attribute
mkkbd
Changes due to new input architecture.
ph
You can now use the PHGFX and PHINPUT environment variables to speciify the commands that you want to use to start the graphics and input drivers.
phplay, playAudioCd
These applications have been changed to let you load the new audiocdda.so plugin with antiskip buffering.
pidin
Added the irqs, net, rc, and timers options
ping
Added many new options
qconn
Added *_prio options
sendnto
General updates, clarifications and corrections
sin
Explained side-channels
startup-*
Added the -x option for PowerPC and x86 boards.
telnet
Removed -a, -l, and -K options

Errata

phshutdown, shutdown
Corrected SIGPWR to SIGTERM