Staying ahead of the multi-core revolution with CDT debug
The use of multi-core chips is now a reality for computer systems. With such technology however, software is becoming more complex, and problems exceedingly difficult to debug. The C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT) already provides advanced debugging features such as non-stop, multi-process, reversible debugging, tracepoints and more. In addition to those features, the CDT community has undertaken the implementation of a rich set of multi-core debugging features which will be available with GDB towards a Linux target and will also allow the integration of proprietary debuggers and targets.
This presentation will describe the efforts of the CDT's Multi-Core Debugging Work Group, where different companies and community members are joining forces to make multi-core debugging a reality for the CDT and Eclipse. We will cover the goals that have been established, the features that have been implemented or are actively being worked on, and the road ahead. We plan on showing many of the features that we aim for with actual demos, including the displaying of cores in a debug session, the dynamic grouping of cores/processes/threads, the pinning and cloning of debugging views, and a configurable layout of the debugging elements.