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Friday, September 20 • 13:30 - 14:30
Modern Linux C++ debugging tools - under the covers

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An overview of how some of the seemingly-magical modern Linux C++ tools actually work, so that you can get the most from them. C++ is a language and ecosystem that is unashamedly close to the metal, and to be an expert practitioner an understanding of compiler and OS fundamentals is essential, as is the case for debugging and profiling tools. The last decade has seen a ‘Cambrian explosion’ in tooling: Valgrind, perf, Address Sanitizer, rr, Live Recorder, Coverity and cppcheck have either arrived or become mainstream and even good-old GDB has come a long way. Greg gives an overview of how these amazing/magical tools are implemented, often exploiting a combination of compiler, OS and CPU features. Contains multiple demos and details on ptrace, DWARF debug info, how static analyzers work, record and replay systems - to help you to select the right tool for the job and then get the most out of it.

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Greg Law

CTO, Undo
Greg is co-founder and CTO at Undo. He is a programmer at heart, but likes to keep one foot in the software world and one in the business world. Greg finds it particularly rewarding to turn innovative software technology into real business development. Greg has over 20 years of experience... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 MDT
Aurora C
  • Compilers/Tooling