вторник сен 15, 2009

Useful .dbxrc entries

In this post I'm going to try to collect most useful and commonly used ~/.dbxrc settings. I'll start with contents of my ~/.dbxrc file with probably most popular aliases in hope for comments and additions.

I encourage you to share functions, aliases, useful dbxenv settings that make your dbx a better debugger.

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пятница сен 11, 2009

Creating separate debug info

Separating debug info from the executable or shared library decreases its size by several times while preserving full debuggability on demand. This post describes simple procedure of creating separate debug info files.[Read More]

.gnu_debuglink or Debugging system libraries with source code

In this post I describe fairly recent and little known dbx feature  - support of separate debug info files through .gnu_debuglink section. This feature was introduced with dbx 7.7 (part of Sun Studio 12) and backported to earlier releases (you have to have latest patch for dbx earlier than 7.7). It is probably most useful on Linux systems where one can easily install packages with the debug info for virtually anything.

Here I'll describe how to step into a random libc function with the source code.

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пятница июл 06, 2007

gdb vs. dbx: commands mapping and feature comparison

A table displaying correspondence between gdb and dbx commands, similar to one found in dbx `help FAQ', but a lot larger.[Read More]
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