A Simics User Workspace is a directory containing Simics files such as user developed modules and customized setup scripts. The [simics]/bin/workspace-setup utility simplifies the management of workspaces, for example upgrading to a new Simics version.
To create a workspace, run the workspace-setup with the name of a workspace directory to create. It is also possible to run the script with no arguments from an empty directory.
$ [simics]/bin/workspace-setup workspaceThis will create a workspace with the name workspace. The workspace will contain Simics start scripts, machine scripts and makefiles for building user-developed Simics modules.
To start Simics, without a machine configuration, run the simics script in the workspace directory:
$ cd workspace $ ./simics
$ cd workspace $ /opt/virtutech/simics-3.0.1/bin/workspace-setupThe new version does not have to be a more recent one. It is possible to upgrade a workspace to an older version of Simics, if it also supports user workspaces.