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SubjectRe: The case for a standard kernel debugger
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Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 02:21:44PM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > The hardest problem: how do you do the block read? Possibilities:
> >
> > - Ignore the problem, use normal block device I/O
> > - Use the real mode bios, needs V86 support
>
> And it requires a sync before every possible crash to ensure cache
> coherency (assuming you want to access the same ext2 without the debugger
> as well) So you basically cannot buffer writes to that source code.

The rule is: no writing to the source code while you are debugging.
Only write to the source code when you also plan to compile it. You
can unmount your source code partition when you start the debugger.

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Daniel
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