In Computer Science or Electronics
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In a world of computers with ever-increasing complexity and pervasiveness, there is an increasing need for debugging methods that can tackle system-level faults, where reproducibility and observability of multiple interacting programs and subsystems can be dealt with and wherein field debugging is as important as pre-deployment debugging.
When testing, debugging or running diagnostics on a computer program the ability to observe the inner workings of the program’s execution and state is essential. There exist a number of options when it comes to software observability, ranging from pure hardware solutions to pure software solutions.
The debugging process starts with the observation of a failure i.e., that the behaviour of a system does not comply with the specification. At some point in time, prior to the observed failure a fault (the bug) has been executed, infecting the state of the system. When this bug propagates to output and violates the specification, the system fails. The process of finding failures by means of execution and observation is called testing and the process of finding the root cause, the fault is called debugging. In software development, testing and debugging are entangled because usually, you want to remove the bug causing the observed failure, not just establishing that it exists.
System Debugging is a necessary evolution of traditional debugging methods in order to find and understand complex bugs. Usually to find the root cause of a field failure, the information available (log data) needs to be thoroughly examined. This process is mostly a manual and time-consuming task requires expert knowledge to fix the bugs as there are lot of bottlenecks. To be able to efficiently debug a system level fault, a good understanding of the entire system is required which makes it difficult for most engineers to use the information available in system logs effectively. So the industry pays a very handsome salary for the system debugger and every industry needs such professionals.