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Debugging Multithreaded Programs with MPD
May/June 1991 (vol. 8 no. 3)
pp. 37-43

MPD, a multiprocessor debugger, is described. In MPD, users specify sequential or parallel event (breakpoint) expressions and associated actions; MPD automatically generates code to recognize these patterns of events and invokes the corresponding actions when the event expressions are satisfied during the program execution. The richness of the expression-specification language gives users a great deal of precision in formulating queries, obviating tedious searches through long traces of multithreaded software. Implementation issues are discussed.

Index Terms:
multiprocessor debugger; MPD; parallel event; associated actions; corresponding actions; event expressions; program execution; expression-specification language; multithreaded software; multiprocessing systems; parallel programming; program debugging; software tools; specification languages
Citation:
M. Krish Ponamgi, Wenwey Hseush, Gail E. Kaiser, "Debugging Multithreaded Programs with MPD," IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 37-43, May-June 1991, doi:10.1109/MS.1991.10032
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