hahn at mcmaster.ca
Tue Apr 10 23:19:08 EDT 2007
>> Does anyone have any advice? I am open to try out other things as well if
>> possible. I am just starting to learn debugger techniques for a parallel
we bought Allinea DDT, which is pretty good. I think it's a good
illustration that the parallel part of debugging doesn't have to be
hard. getting parallel logic is still nontrivial, as often serial is.
> Core dumps are your friends (though most linux distros turn them off by
while post-mortem approaches are quite valuable (though I probably use
strace/ltrace more frequently), they do not compare to being able to
walk your program through its paces, monitoring variables along the way,
even messing with the parallelism.
> default now). That and compiling your code with symbols, and debugging
it is unfortunate that compiling with debugging will normally disable
a good number of valuable optimizations. I emphasize to users that
production code (ie, which consumes, say >1k cpu hours) needs to be
maximally tweaked. anything else is stealing from other users.
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