Debug Monitor Tool

Describes how to get basic information about the system state when problems occur on hardware to help you debug your software.

Device drivers are typically run and debugged on target hardware rather than on the Emulator. The tool that provides this information is called the debug monitor or the crash debugger.

The debug monitor is used when the Kernel faults. This can happen because there is a fault in a kernel-side component, such as a device driver, or because a thread or process marked as system-critical crashes.

Note that the debug monitor is one of the basic ways of debugging software problems on target hardware. Full interactive debugging on reference hardware and some real phones is available through commercial IDEs.