Linux Kernel Debugging – Linaro Connect Q4 2011

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Linaro Connect Q4.2011 takes place on the 31 October – 4 November 2011 in Orlando.

In the video below, Linaro toolchain developers asked kernel developers about their potential needs for kernel debugging.

Several options to improve the kernel debugging experience were discussed. In particular, the toolchain group will make sure that OpenOCD works at least on one of the member boards to allow for easy debugging through JTAG. They also mentioned support for o-profile.

This session was an opportunity to review debugging techniques used by kernel developers. It also allowed most participants to discover the GDB Text User Interface (GDB TUI), a very convenient way to interact with GDB, without having to go through heavyweight environments like Eclipse.

You can follow this subject on Blueprints for Toolchain support for Kernel Debugging on Linaro website.

The audio is quite poor, so use some headphones or boost the volume to hear anything.