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Oracle Solaris Modular Debugger Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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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

Execution Control

Event Callbacks

Thread Support

Built-in Dcmds

Interaction with exec

Interaction with Job Control

Process Attach and Release

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

D.  Transition From crash


Chapter 6

Execution Control

MDB provides facilities for controlling and tracing the execution of live running programs, including both user applications and the live operating system kernel and device drivers. You can use the mdb command to control user processes that are already running, or create new processes under the control of the debugger. You can boot or load kmdb to control the execution of the operating system kernel itself, or debug a device driver. This chapter describes the built-in dcmds that can be used to control target execution. These commands can be used in either mdb or kmdb, except as noted in the descriptions. Additional topics relating only to execution control in kmdb are discussed in Chapter 7, Kernel Execution Control.