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Self-Service Linux®: Mastering the Art of Problem Determination by Dan Behman, Mark Wilding

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Chapter 8. Kernel Debugging with KDB

Introduction

Having the ability to examine kernel processes and memory in real-time is extremely important to a kernel developer. It isn’t quite as important to application developers or system administrators, but there are occasions when obtaining specific kernel data can be critical to resolving difficult problems. For this reason, this section offers an introduction to the basics of how to get KDB installed and running and the very basics of using it. It is an extremely powerful tool, and in-depth information on it is beyond the scope of this book. There are many resources available on the Internet and in print that can be referred to for further information.

KDB is not the only kernel debugger available for ...

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