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1.  Getting Started With dbx

Compiling Your Code for Debugging

Starting dbx or dbxtool and Loading Your Program

Running Your Program in dbx

Debugging Your Program With dbx

Examining a Core File

Setting Breakpoints

Stepping Through Your Program

Looking at the Call Stack

Examining Variables

Finding Memory Access Problems and Memory Leaks

Quitting dbx

Accessing dbx Online Help

2.  Starting dbx

3.  Customizing dbx

4.  Viewing and Navigating To Code

5.  Controlling Program Execution

6.  Setting Breakpoints and Traces

7.  Using the Call Stack

8.  Evaluating and Displaying Data

9.  Using Runtime Checking

10.  Fixing and Continuing

11.  Debugging Multithreaded Applications

12.  Debugging Child Processes

13.  Debugging OpenMP Programs

14.  Working With Signals

15.  Debugging C++ With dbx

16.  Debugging Fortran Using dbx

17.  Debugging a Java Application With dbx

18.  Debugging at the Machine-Instruction Level

19.  Using dbx With the Korn Shell

20.  Debugging Shared Libraries

A.  Modifying a Program State

B.  Event Management

C.  Macros

D.  Command Reference


Chapter 1

Getting Started With dbx

dbx is an interactive, source-level, command-line debugging tool. You can use it to run a program in a controlled manner and to inspect the state of a stopped program. dbx gives you complete control of the dynamic execution of a program, including collecting performance and memory usage data, monitoring memory access, and detecting memory leaks.

You can use dbx to debug an application written in C, C++, or Fortran. You can also, with some limitations (see Limitations of dbx With Java Code), debug an application that is a mixture of Java code and C JNI (Java Native Interface) code or C++ JNI code.

dbxtool provides a graphical user interface for dbx .

This chapter gives you the basics of using dbx to debug an application. It contains the following sections: