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Multi-level Debugging Using Interface Monitoring

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Charles Snow



An approach to debugging is presented which attempts to unify many of the currently employed techniques for debugging both hardware and software systems. The technique of interface monitoring is introduced and it is shown by a small example that the same technique may be applied at all levels of a system, both software and hardware. It is also shown to be possible to provide a single point of monitoring which, by suitable tools for interpreting the results of the monitoring, can be used to aid debugging at each of the levels. The use of the technique in systems of concurrent processes and in distributed systems is also discussed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Snow CR

Series Editor(s): Elphick MJ

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1986

Pages: 15

Print publication date: 01/04/1986

Source Publication Date: April 1986

Report Number: 216

Institution: Computing Laboratory, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne