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Oracle Solaris Modular Debugger Guide
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1.  Modular Debugger Overview

2.  Debugger Concepts

3.  MDB Language Syntax

4.  Using MDB Commands Interactively

5.  Built-In Commands

6.  Execution Control

7.  Kernel Execution Control

8.  Kernel Debugging Modules

9.  Debugging With the Kernel Memory Allocator

10.  Module Programming API

A.  MDB Options

B.  Notes

C.  Transition From adb and kadb

Command-Line Options


Watchpoint Length Specifier

Address Map Modifier


Deferred Breakpoints

x86: I/O Port Access

D.  Transition From crash


Appendix C

Transition From adb and kadb

The transition from using the legacy adb(1) utility to using mdb(1) is relatively simple: MDB provides evolutionary compatibility for the adb syntax, built-in commands, and command-line options. MDB attempts to provide compatibility for all existing adb(1) features, but it is not bug-for-bug compatible with adb(1). This appendix briefly discusses several features of adb(1) that are not precisely emulated by mdb(1) in order to guide users to the new functionality