The ChorusOS operating system provides the following support for debugging.
LOG feature provides support for logging console activity on a target system.
For more details, see sysLog(2K).
PERF feature provides an API to share the system timer (clock) in two modes:
A free-running mode, which causes the timer to overflow after reaching its maximum value and continue to count up from its minimum value. This mode can be used for fine grained execution measurement. This deactivates the system clock.
A periodic mode, where the system timer is shared between the application and the system tick. The timer will generate an interrupt at a set interval. The application handler will be invoked at the required period. This mode can be used by applications such as profilers.
PERF API closely follows the timer(9DDI) device driver interface.
For more details see PERF(5FEA).
MON feature provides a means to monitor the activity of kernel objects such as threads, actors, and ports. Handlers can be connected to the events related to these objects so that, for example, information related to thread-sleep/wake events can be known. Handlers can also monitor global events, affecting the entire system.
For more details see MON(5FEA).
DEBUG_SYSTEM feature enables remote debugging of the ChorusOS operating system with the XRAY Debugger for ChorusOS. XRAY communicates with the ChorusOS debug server (see chserver(1CC)) through the RDBS protocol adapter (see rdbs(1CC)), both running on the host. The debug server in turn communicates with the debug agent running on the target. The debug server exports an open Debug API, which is documented
and available for use by third party tools.
For more details see DEBUG_SYSTEM(5FEA).