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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019
Friday, August 23 • 11:30am - 12:55pm
Using Serial kdb / kgdb to Debug the Linux Kernel - Douglas Anderson, Google*

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The Linux kernel has had an in-kernel debugger for many years, but shockingly few people are setup to use it. In this tutorial I will demonstrate how to use kgdb for debugging kernel crashes on systems that have a serial port. As part of this session I will show how to get kgdb setup, how to drop into the debugger, and how to debug several simulated bugs in the kernel.

The focus on the session will be on after-the-crash debugging rather than using kgdb to step through code.

This session should be useful to developers at all levels from kernel noobs to developers with years under their belts.

Speakers
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Douglas Anderson

Software Engineer, Google
I've been at Google on the Chrome OS team since October 2010. My primary focus in Chrome OS has been bringing up / debugging / supporting ARM Chromebooks and I've been involved as the lead kernel developer for Chromebooks running Exynos SoCs and Rockchip SoCs. Prior to Google I worked... Read More →



Friday August 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:55pm
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