Helpful Features in a Debugger
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Mon Feb 22 08:22:55 CST 2016
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 09:08:56AM -0500, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
> A number of other ideas are as follows:
> (a) During a multi-step sequence, stop the sequence when the
> stack has more then a specified number of words of increase
> or decrease - each specified separately
> (b) Set the address range within which the stack must remain
> or a multi-step sequence is stopped which is similar to (a),
> but expressed differently
> (c) Set the address range within which the program counter
> must remain or a multi-step sequence s stopped
I can see how all of these can be usefull. Perhaps a possibility of
stopping after a given number of jumps?
> Also possible to be checked are specified values that registers
> have, or don't have, which stop a multi-step sequence. Checks
> on memory locations can also be included.
Watching memory locations for changes or agains boolean expressions is
> And a record of which instructions were executed by saving
> the program counter addresses in a circular buffer allows the
> user to check for unexpected execution of certain parts of
> the code.
A collegue used a similar tool that recorded _everything_ that happened
in a CPU under testing. So he could step back and forth in program time
and inspect registers and memory. Very useful and very expensive
> All suggestions and comments are much appreciated!!!!!!!!!
I allways use "run to" which is just a temporary breakpoint. Useful and
probably easy to implement.
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