Writing Device Drivers

Writing Debugger Commands With mdb

The mdb debugger provides a powerful API for implementing debugger facilities that you customize to debug your driver. The Solaris Modular Debugger Guide explains the programming API in detail.

The SUNWmdbdm package installs sample mdb source code in the directory /usr/demo/mdb. You can use mdb to automate lengthy debugging chores or help to validate that your driver is behaving properly. You can also package your mdb debugging modules with your driver product. With packaging, these facilities are available to service personnel at a customer site.