Thursday, October 1, 2009

Debugging in *nix

Debugging as it is, is a very tedious and painful job. And it becomes even more intimidating when it needs to be done on Linux/Unix. Read on for a good introduction to techniques for debugging on *nix.

This article by Guido Socher focuses on Linux and is titled Why does this not work!? How to find and fix faults in Linux applications.
This articles touches on properly setting up and using logging, using strace to trace the execution path of the program and using gdb & core files.

This article by Frank Schoep focuses on Linux and is titled GDB GNU Debugger Intro.
This article gives a very good introduction on using gdb and understanding core files.

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