[wdmaudiodev] Re: kernel debbuging: -problem and question

  • From: Tim Roberts <timr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 18:35:04 -0800

Juicehifi wrote:
> Hello there,
> Just started to look at drivers.
> I am trying to boot the computer in debug mode. Just before it has
> initialized all processes it hangs. Norton is the main suspect. Anyone
> knows about this?

What do you mean, exactly, by "boot the computer in debug mode"?  Do you
mean you set /debug in boot.ini (or with bcdedit)?  Remember that this
will give a long pause at boot time while it tries to locate a kernel

> Further; I am trying to set up a debug environment for PCI and MSVAD.
> In windbg helpfile there is a double message: You have to use two
> computers / you can do “local” kernel debugging. Which is correct?

Both.  You can do local kernel debugging, and you can examine memory
while doing so, but you can't set breakpoints and you can't catch blue
screens.  That severely limits its usefulness for hardware debugging. 
For a piece of hardware, you will certainly want to use two-machine

Tim Roberts, timr@xxxxxxxxx
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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