Using Breakpoints - Debugging Techniques

A breakpoint is a location in executable code at which the operating system stops execution and breaks into the debugger. This allows you to analyze the target and issue debugger commands.

This section includes the following topics:

Methods of Controlling Breakpoints

Breakpoint Syntax

Unresolved Breakpoints (bu Breakpoints)

Processor Breakpoints (ba Breakpoints)

Initial Breakpoint

User Space and System Space

Risks Entailed When Setting Breakpoints