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Re: [GSoC] Remote kernel debugging over Ethernet

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:01:21PM +0200, Jordan Gordeev wrote:
> One important question to ask is what the *goal* of kernel debugging  
> over Ethernet is. There are virtualization solutions that can be used to  
> debug a kernel without hangs and crashes. Some of them can offer access  
> to kernel memory while the kernel is in a very "crashed" state. What  
> can't be debugged with virtualization is only 1) device drivers for real  
> hardware, and 2) SMP bugs that, due to timing, are only exhibited on  
> real hardware.

Unfortunately, these are pretty much the only cases in which I ever
want a remote debugger of any kind -- otherwise, DDB suffices.

That makes virtualization not-very-useful for solving the same problem
a resuscitated IPKDB would solve.


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