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Wednesday, October 7 • 16:00 - 16:50
Debugging the Linux Kernel with GDB - Peter Griffin, Linaro

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In this presentation Peter Griffin will review the different ways in which GDB can be used to debug the Linux kernel. In particular the talk will focus on the ways in which GDB can be made to have better "Linux awareness” to improve the kernel debugging experience.

The presentation will look at how ‘Linux awareness’ can be implemented using the GDB python interface, as a C code extension to GDB, or using gdbremote protocol, and the advantages / disadvantages of these different approaches.

The talk aims to raise awareness of what is already possible today using open source tools, and to also gather feedback on how best to upstream even better Linux awareness in the future.

Speakers
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Peter Griffin

Senior Software Engineer, Linaro
Peter Griffin has been working with Linux and open source software professionally for 8 years, and as a hobbyist for a lot longer than that. Firstly in a professional capacity at MPC Data who provide a range of embedded Linux consultancy services, and then moving to STMicroelectronics where he worked on their range of STB system on chip devices. Since 2014 he has been working as a Linux kernel developer at Linaro, upstreaming support for... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 16:00 - 16:50
Wicklow Hall 2A

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