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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3: Debugging a Program With dbx     Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Information Library
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1.  Getting Started With dbx

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

Finding Your Place on the Stack

Walking the Stack and Returning Home

Moving Up and Down the Stack

Moving Up the Stack

Moving Down the Stack

Moving to a Specific Frame

Popping the Call Stack

Hiding Stack Frames

Displaying and Reading a Stack Trace

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


Walking the Stack and Returning Home

Moving up or down the stack is referred to as “walking the stack.” When you visit a function by moving up or down the stack, dbx displays the current function and the source line. The location from which you start, home, is the point where the program stopped executing. From home, you can move up or down the stack using the up command, down command, or frame command.

The dbx commands up and down both accept a number argument that instructs dbx to move a number of frames up or down the stack from the current frame. If number is not specified, the default is 1. The -h option includes all hidden frames in the count.