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Conditional data watchpoint management

United States Patent

August 24, 2010
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A method, system and computer program product for managing a conditional data watchpoint in a set of instructions being traced is shown in accordance with illustrative embodiments. In one particular embodiment, the method comprises initializing a conditional data watchpoint and determining the watchpoint has been encountered. Upon that determination, examining a current instruction context associated with the encountered watchpoint prior to completion of the current instruction execution, further determining a first action responsive to a positive context examination; otherwise, determining a second action.
Burdick; Dean Joseph (Austin, TX), Vaidyanathan; Basu (Austin, TX)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 832,418
August 1, 2007
This invention was made with United States Government support under Agreement No. B519700 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE)--All Management Operating Contractors (MOC's). The Government has certain rights in this invention.