A Survey of Support for Implementing Debuggers

TitleA Survey of Support for Implementing Debuggers
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsPaxson, V.
Other Numbers1610

The degree to which hardware and operating systems support debugging strongly influences the caliber of service that a debugger can provide. We survey the different forms in which such support is available. We limit our survey to lower-level debugger design issues such as accessing the debugged program's state and controlling its execution. The study concentrates on those types of support that make overall debugger performance efficient and that support debugger features for ferreting out hard-to-find bugs. We conclude with an overview of state-of-the-art debuggers and a proposal for a new debugger design.

Bibliographic Notes

CS 262 class project, University of California, Berkeley

Abbreviated Authors

V. Paxson

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type