Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Jan B. PederSon

Number of Pages

90

Abstract

Much research and development has been applied to the problem of debugging computer programs. Unfortunately, most of this effort has been applied to solving the problem for traditional sequential programs with little attention paid to the parallel and distributed domains. Tracking down and fixing bugs in a parallel or distributed environment presents unique challenges for which these traditional sequential tools are simply not adequate. This thesis describes the development and usage of the Millipede debugging system, a graphical tool that applies the novel technique of multilevel debugging to the distributed debugging problem. By providing a user interface that offers the abstractions, flexibility, and granularity to handle the unique challenges that arise in this field, Millipede presents the user with an effective and compelling environment for the debugging of parallel and distributed programs, while avoiding many of the pitfalls encountered by its predecessors.

Keywords

Approach; Debugging; Distributed; Graphical; Millipede; Multilevel; Systems; Tool

Controlled Subject

Computer science

File Format

pdf

File Size

2959.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/qf4y-qaxq


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