Intermittent Multi-Threading Bugs: Find and Squash Races, Deadlocks, and Memory Bugs

Overview

How often do you have to tell a customer: "We can't reproduce the problem here, so we can't fix it. Please send us a test case." Threading errors like deadlock and race conditions can be especially nasty to debug because they are intermittent. You can run the test case 99 times with no bug, but on run 100, your app crashes.

This webinar gives examples of how Intel® Inspector works with your favorite debugger to break just before the error occurs, so you can diagnose the cause. You’ll get practical advice for minimizing test time as well, plus tips for effective regression testing to find new issues before your product ships.

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