Intel® System Debugger Release Notes

By Jeffrey K Reinemann, Published: 10/02/2018, Last Updated: 09/03/2019

This page provides release notes for Intel® System Debugger - System Debug, Intel® System Debugger - System Trace, and Intel® System Debugger - Intel® Debug Extensions for WinDbg*.

Intel® System Debugger - System Debug is a JTAG-based debug solution supporting in-depth debugging and tracing of Intel® Architecture-based system software and embedded applications. System Debug provides Windows* and Linux* hosted cross-debug solutions for software developers to debug UEFI BIOS, the Linux* kernel sources and dynamically loaded drivers and kernel modules on Intel Atom®, Intel® Core™, and Intel® Xeon® Processor based devices.

Intel® System Debugger - System Trace is for capturing ME/BIOS and some power management messages. The traditional and popular way to get BIOS logs is to wire out a serial port and get logs from COM port. But it is only for BIOS messages. System Trace collects CSME and BIOS messages with timestamps and puts them together in sequence. It is much easier for users to understand whether the issue they experience is caused by ME or BIOS.

Intel® System Debugger - Intel® Debug Extensions for WinDbg* is an extension for the traditional Microsoft WinDbg. The traditional WinDbg works with functional Windows* debug drivers. But in some system hang cases, the debug driver is also malfunctioning and the WinDbg cannot execute further debugging. Intel Debug Extensions for WinDbg changes the debugging route to Intel® Direct Connect Interface (Intel® DCI). Even when the OS is malfunctioning, Intel® Debug Extensions for WinDbg* can still be working for collecting information to enable analyzing error cases.

The release notes are categorized by year, from the newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each year.

Click a version to expand it and access the download buttons for the detailed release notes, which include important information, such as pre-requisites, software compatibility, installation instructions, and known issues.

 

2020

Update 1

Linux* host Windows* host

Initial Release

Linux* host Windows* host

2019

Update 5

Linux* host Windows* host

Update 4

Linux* host Windows* host

Update 3

Linux* host Windows* host

Update 2

Linux* host Windows* host

Update 1

Linux* host Windows* host

Initial Release

Linux* host Windows* host

2018

Update 1

System Debug Linux Host System Debug Windows Host
System Trace Linux Host System Trace Windows Host
Intel® Debug Extensions for WinDbg*

2017

Update 3

System Debug Linux Host System Debug Windows Host
System Trace Linux Host System Trace Windows Host

 

Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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