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KMD is a multi-processor debugger that can debug with hardware boards over serial ports or with software emulators (ARM and MIPS emulators are included in the project). Using the pipe option you can debug over the network or another communications medium. 'KMD' loads many executable formats, and displays and follows the original source even from multiple source file programs. It supports breakpoints and watchpoints which trap on specific data. The project uses 'chump' for disassembly and line assembly. Chump also lets new architectures be added easily without recompilation. Communication with the backend is done using two pipes/fifos using a simple set of codes. Back end communication program can be created using very little memory on the target device.


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Download version 0.9.19 (beta)
released on 17 January 2005



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLJanet Casey16 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Charlie Brej Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use BFD
Required to use libiberty
Required to use glib
Required to use GDK
Required to use GTK

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 May 2005.


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