Software development in networked real-time multi-microprocessor control systems is made difficult by the real-time constraints and parallel processing inherent in such systems. Software development in general, and debugging, in particular, of networked real-time multi-microprocessor systems is discussed. A tool that is a part of a debugger for such a system is described. The tool runs on a workstation with a passive user-interface and provides high-level access to the control software. The commands supported by the tool are analyzed. The software architecture of the tool is documented using data flow diagrams, a dictionary, file formats and pseudo-code.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Debugging in computer science--Computer programs; Microprocessors--Programming; Multiprocessors--Computer programs; DEBUG (Computer program)

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Computer Science (GCCIS)


Anderson, Peter

Advisor/Committee Member

Kitchen, Andrew


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