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Kernel Space: Finally, a Kernel Debugger for Linux?

Feb 27, 2008, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jake Edge)

"The kernel source level debugger, kgdb, has been around for a long time, but never in the mainline tree. Linus Torvalds is not much of a fan of debuggers in general and has always resisted the inclusion of kgdb. That looks like it might be changing somewhat, with the inclusion of kgdb in 2.6.26 now a distinct possibility.

"Over the years, Torvalds has made various pronouncements about debuggers, particularly kernel debuggers, a long message to linux-kernel in 2000 seems to outline his objections..."

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