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Oracle® Solaris Modular Debugger Guide

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Updated: February 2021
Chapter 1

Modular Debugger Overview

The Modular Debugger (MDB) is a general purpose debugging tool for the Oracle Solaris OS whose primary feature is its extensibility. This guide describes how to use MDB to debug complex software systems, with a particular emphasis on the facilities available for debugging the Oracle Solaris kernel and associated device drivers and modules. The guide also includes a complete reference for and discussion of the MDB language syntax, debugger features, and MDB Module Programming API.

For detailed information about the mdb command-line syntax, see the mdb(1) man page.