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July 3rd, 2005, 15:18
Novell Linux Kernel Debugger available !


Novell engineering is introducing the Novell Linux Kernel Debugger (NLKD) as an open source project intended to provide an enhanced and robust debugging experience for Linux kernel developers. The project (nlkd) currently has code patches to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v9 SP1 and SP2, which when applied allow kernel developers to recompile the Linux kernel exposing the functionality provided by NLKD. At this point the intent of this project is to gather comments and suggestions on how to improve NLKD and make it possible for NLKD to be included as a native (mainline) kernel debugger for Linux. Novell engineering will be actively involved in reviewing comments regarding NLKD and submitting and receiving patches for the support of NLKD. NLKD provides debugging capabilities which will be a benefit to the whole development community and we invite developers interested in using NLKD to download the patches, provided feedback and benefit from the use of this great tool. Developers interested in commenting on NLKD should post their feedback and/or patches to the nlkd-dev mailing list.

July 3rd, 2005, 17:05
hi zero!

cool link, I hope that will not be too SuSE/Novell like and works also with non SLES linuxes I am currently downloading PDF to read in ...

From a first sight of the message without knowing anything that looks not very orgiginal as SGI long ago has distributed a kernel debugger to the linux kernel, see ptth://oss.sgi.com/projects/kdb/ - so let's see what Novell will offer that extends that - so it will be usefull

[edit] - ok so they want feedback, I see ... well inviting the community to form that debugger is indeed not too bad, hmmm ...

Locally, the console debug agent can be entered in one of the following
From the keyboard, entering the following key sequence:
LeftShift + RightShift + LeftAlt + Esc

... I guess that is allready a point we can discuss ...

cheers, 0xf001

July 3rd, 2005, 23:51
LeftShift + RightShift + LeftAlt + Esc

Is this for people with 3 arms ?