User and Reference Guide

  • 2020
  • 10/23/2020
  • Public Content

Intel® System Debugger Startup

Describes the process of setting up the Intel® System Debugger and running the debug session.
If you are using the Intel® System Debugger for the first time, open the Get Started Guide and follow the steps described there. This section does not describe the exact sequence of steps needed to start using the debugger.
The basic debugging session contains the following steps:
Intel® System Debugger supports two different abstraction layers to access the target device:
  • Intel® DFx Abstraction Layer (Intel® DAL) - for Intel® System Studio product only
  • OpenIPC (the default IPC provider for most platforms)
These IPC providers serve as an interface between the debug hardware and the probes.
The present System Debug feature of the Intel® System Debugger only supports OpenIPC as in IPC provider. However, you can still choose between OpenIPC and the Intel® DAL while using other features of the Intel® System Debugger to work with certain targets.

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