Category Archives: Debugging

Solaris 2.6, 7, and 8 Crashes on Pentium 4 and Later

A blog reader recently pointed to an interesting problem which affects olderĀ Solaris releases on certain systems. The symptoms (crash/reboot) may at first glance look like the previously described problem which affected Solaris 2.5.1 and 2.6, but both the cause and … Continue reading

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OS/2 Kernel Debugger and MVDM Interrupts

While working on an unrelated problem, I noticed a strange behavior of one of my OS/2 VMs running OS/2 Warp 4.52. To cut a long story short, if an unhandled floating-point exception occurred in a DOS window (VDM, or Virtual … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Used One of These?

Still on the theme of unusual hardwareā€¦ in my junk pile there’s one of these rather special little parts: As the label on the PCB says, this is a 486 pod for a Periscope IV debugger. The Periscope Company of … Continue reading

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