Accession Number : AD0780530

Title :   An Interactive Debugger for Software and Firmware,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Gasser,M.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A program for interactively debugging software and firmware on an Intercomputer i-50 minicomputer is described. Two processors sharing a common memory are used. The debugger is controlled by standard firmware in one processor, and the firmware and software to be debugged run under the other processor. By inserting a small defined routine into the firmware to be debugged, the debugger has control of the other processor, yet is practically invisible to it. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MICROPROGRAMMING, *MINICOMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, CONTROL SEQUENCES, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE