Debugging with GDB

Author: Richard Stallman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781680921434
Format: PDF, Docs
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Debugging with GDB: The GNU Source-Level Debugger, Tenth Edition, for GDB version 8.1.50.20180116-git. This book is available for free at gnu.org. This book is printed in grayscale. The purpose of a debugger such as gdb is to allow you to see what is going on "inside" another program while it executes - or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed. gdb can do four main kinds of things (plus other things in support of these) to help you catch bugs in the act: - Start your program, specifying anything that might affect its behavior. - Make your program stop on specified conditions. - Examine what has happened, when your program has stopped. - Change things in your program, so you can experiment with correcting the effects of one bug and go on to learn about another.

GDB Pocket Reference

Author: Arnold Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100278
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many Linux and Unix developers are familiar with the GNU debugger (GBD), the invaluable open source tool for testing, fixing, and retesting software. And since GDB can be ported to Windows, Microsoft developers and others who use this platform can also take advantage of this amazing free software that allows you to see exactly what's going on inside of a program as it's executing. This new pocket guide gives you a convenient quick reference for using the debugger with several different programming languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly. The GNU debugger is the most useful tool during the testing phase of the software development cycle because it helps you catch bugs in the act. You can see what a program was doing at the moment it crashed, and then readily pinpoint and correct problem code. With the GDB Pocket Reference on hand, the process is quick and painless. The book covers the essentials of using GBD is a testing environment, including how to specify a target for debugging and how to make a program stop on specified conditions. This handy guide also provides details on using the debugger to examine the stack, source files and data to find the cause of program failure-and then explains ways to use GBD to make quick changes to the program for further testing and debugging. The ability to spot a bug in real time with GDB can save you hours of frustration, and having a quick way to refer to GBD's essential functions is key to making the process work. Once you get your hands on the GDB Pocket Reference, you'll never let go!

The Art of Debugging with GDB DDD and Eclipse

Author: Norman Matloff
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593272316
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Debugging is crucial to successful software development, but even many experienced programmers find it challenging. Sophisticated debugging tools are available, yet it may be difficult to determine which features are useful in which situations. The Art of Debugging is your guide to making the debugging process more efficient and effective. The Art of Debugging illustrates the use three of the most popular debugging tools on Linux/Unix platforms: GDB, DDD, and Eclipse. The text-command based GDB (the GNU Project Debugger) is included with most distributions. DDD is a popular GUI front end for GDB, while Eclipse provides a complete integrated development environment. In addition to offering specific advice for debugging with each tool, authors Norm Matloff and Pete Salzman cover general strategies for improving the process of finding and fixing coding errors, including how to: –Inspect variables and data structures –Understand segmentation faults and core dumps –Know why your program crashes or throws exceptions –Use features like catchpoints, convenience variables, and artificial arrays –Avoid common debugging pitfalls Real world examples of coding errors help to clarify the authors’ guiding principles, and coverage of complex topics like thread, client-server, GUI, and parallel programming debugging will make you even more proficient. You'll also learn how to prevent errors in the first place with text editors, compilers, error reporting, and static code checkers. Whether you dread the thought of debugging your programs or simply want to improve your current debugging efforts, you'll find a valuable ally in The Art of Debugging.

The Berkeley DB Book

Author: Himanshu Yadava
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143020317X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Berkeley DB Book is intended to be a practical guide to the intricacies of Berkeley DB; an in-depth analysis of the complex design issues which are often covered in terse footnotes in the dense Berkeley DB reference manual. It explains the technology at a higher level and also covers the internals with generous code and design examples. Berkeley DB is becoming the database of choice for appliance makers and for in memory cache of large scale applications like search engines and high traffic web sites.

Valgrind 3 3

Author: Julian Seward
Publisher: Network Theory.
ISBN: 9780954612054
Format: PDF, ePub
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This manual describes how to use Valgrind, an award-winning suite of tools for debugging and profiling GNU/Linux programs. Valgrind detects memory and threading bugs automatically, avoiding hours of frustrating bug-hunting and making your programs more stable. You can also perform detailed profiling, to speed up your programs and reduce their memory usage. The Valgrind distribution provides five tools for debugging and profiling: Memcheck (a memory error detector), Cachegrind (a cache profiler), Callgrind (a call-graph profiler, Massif (a heap profiler) and Helgrind (a thread error detector). These tools and their options are described in detail, with practical examples and advice. Valgrind is free software, available under the GNU General Public License. It runs on X86/Linux, AMD64/Linux, PPC32/Linux and PPC64/Linux systems. This is a printed edition of the official reference documentation for Valgrind 3.3.0. For each copy sold 1 USD will be donated to the Valgrind developers by Network Theory Ltd.

Gnu Make Reference Manual

Author: Richard M. Stallman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789881443519
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For GNU Make Version 4.1 The Make program is indispensable to maintainers of free software systems. The GNU Make manual, written by the program's original authors, is the definitive tutorial. It also includes an introductory chapter for novice users. The Make utility automates the process of compilation; it is especially useful when the source files of large programs change. It is a small program with a lot of power. This book will show you: How to write your own makefiles Make's rule syntax and how to write your own rules How the Make utility can be configured to automatically put binary and source files in the right places. How to use make to create archive files automatically Define, set and use Make's variables How Make uses targets so that you can broaden or narrow Make's recompilation efforts on demand. And much more! This manual provides a complete explanation of Make, both the basics and extended features. There is also a convenient Quick Reference appendix for experts.

Programming with GNU Software

Author: Michael Kosta Loukides
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781565921122
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here is a complete package for programmers who are new to UNIX or who would like to make better use of the system. The book provides an introduction to all the tools needed for a C programmer. The CD contains sources and binaries for the most popular GNU tools, including their C/C++ compiler.

Using GCC

Author: Richard Stallman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781882114399
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive reference manual for the most widely used C compiler in the world, written by the program's original author and its current developers. Learn how GCC supports language standards and extends support beyond them; how to fine-tune programs for your specific platform; and all the Objective-C runtime features. Also contains the complete list of GCC command options, and shows many features of GCC's language support. For intermediate-level and above programmers who know either C, C++ or Objective C.

Autotools

Author: John Calcote
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593272065
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many UNIX-like operating systems. Thousands of open source software packages use the Autotools, but the learning curve is unfortunately steep, and it can be difficult for a beginner to find anything more than basic reference material on using the powerful software suite. InAutotools, author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts; then tackles more advanced topics, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the Automake framework, and building Java and C# sources. You'll learn how to: Master the Autotools build system to maximize your software's portability Generate Autoconf configuration scripts to simplify the compilation process Produce portable makefiles with Automake Build cross-platform software libraries with Libtool Write your own Autoconf macros Autotoolsalso includes a variety of complete projects that you're encouraged to work through to gain a real-world sense of how to become an Autotools practitioner. For example, you'll turn the FLAIM and Jupiter projects' hand-coded, makefile-based build systems into a powerful Autotools-based build system.

How Debuggers Work

Author: Jonathan B. Rosenberg
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471149668
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A total guide to debuggers: what they do, how they work, and how to use them to produce better programs "Debuggers are the magnifying glass, the microscope, the logic analyzer, the profiler, and the browser with which a program can be examined."-Jonathan B. Rosenberg Debuggers are an indispensable tool in the development process. In fact, during the course of the average software project, more hours are spent debugging software than in compiling code. Yet, not many programmers really know how to constructively interpret the results they get back from debuggers. And even fewer know what makes these complex suites of algorithms and data structures tick. Now in this extremely accessible guide, Jonathan B. Rosenberg demystifies debuggers for programmers and shows them how to make better use of debuggers in their next projects. Taking a hands-on, problem-solving approach to a complex subject, Rosenberg explains how debuggers work and why programmers use them. Most importantly, he provides practical discussions of debugger algorithms and procedures for their use, accompanied by many practical examples. The author also discusses a wide variety of systems applications, from Microsoft's Win32 debug API to a large parallel architecture. Visit our Web site at: http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/