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2009 18th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (2009)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Sept. 12, 2009 to Sept. 16, 2009
ISSN: 1089-795X
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3771-9
pp: 136-145
Transactional Memory (TM) has received a lot of attention as a programming API for concurrent programs on emerging multicore architectures. If the transactional programming model is to realize its promise of simplifying the problem of writing correct and scalable concurrent programs, debuggers will have to change. In this paper, we introduce tm db, an open-source library to provide debuggers with a general debugging support for transactional programs. The library helps debuggers provide programmers with generic transactional debugging features, independent of the particular TM’s runtime internals. In addition, it provides TM designers with a well defined interface for transactional debugging support. We discuss the basic debugging features we believe are essential to debug transactional programs, how they are provided by the library, and how they integrate into a general debugging infrastructure.
Transactional Memory, Debugging

M. Herlihy and Y. Lev, "tm_db: A Generic Debugging Library for Transactional Programs," 2009 18th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques(PACT), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 2009, pp. 136-145.
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