Software instruction counter

J. M. Mellor-Crummey, T. J. LeBlanc

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Abstract

A description is presented of the authors' implementation of a software instruction counter for program debugging. They show that an instruction counter can be reasonably implemented in software, often with less than 10% execution overhead. Their experience suggests that a hardware instruction counter is not necessary for a practical implementation of watchpoints and reverse execution; however, it will make program instrumentation much easier for the system developer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThird Int Conf Archit Support Program Lang Oper Syst
Editors Anon
Pages78-86
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventThird International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 3 1989Apr 6 1989

Publication series

NameThird Int Conf Archit Support Program Lang Oper Syst

Other

OtherThird International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period4/3/894/6/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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