The main issue for me is also for support. It's really nice to have an
integrated kernel debugger so if a customer has a problem, you can send
out trained folks to track stuff down more quickly since they can poke
around the system. It's also great for diagnosing customer problems
remotely. As for what Alan said, I say amen to every word and agree
with everything he said.
Alan Cox wrote:
> > This is why Linus does not allow a debugging facility like this into
> > the kernel, so people spend time _thinking_ when they go hunting down
> > bugs.
> I spend my time thinking. But I prefer to spend it thinking about the bug
> not about finding it and how long fsck takes. There are only a few things I
> think Linus is a complete loon about 8) but the debugging stuff is one.
> Things like GUI source level kernel debugging, nice graphs of things like
> cache line reloads between two points and run time spinlock deadlock
> validation and lock tracking (the last one is on my todo list only right now)
> are rather useful
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