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The HP Wildebeest Debugger (WDB) is an HP-supported implementation of the Open Source GNU debugger (GDB).

The HP WDB GUI is a graphical user interface (GUI) designed by Hewlett-Packard for the HP Wildebeest Debugger (WDB).

HP WDB additionally provides the following advanced debugging capabilities:

Memory Debugging Capabilities
  • Detecting dangling pointers
  • Detecting memory leaks
  • Profiling heap usage
  • Profiling arena and process
  • Detecting heap corruption and double-frees
  • Scrambling un-initialized data values
  • Detecting and simulating out-of-memory conditions
  • Detecting open files

Thread Debugging Capabilities
  • Viewing extended information of pthread primitives
  • Advanced runtime thread debugging to detect thread-related errors

Latest release!

HP WDB 6.5 is the recommended debugger for Integrity systems running HP-UX 11i v2, or HP-UX 11i v3, and HP 9000 systems running HP-UX 11i v1, 11i v2, or 11i v3.

HP WDB GUI 6.5, the graphical front end for HP WDB, is supported on Integrity and HP 9000 systems.

HP WDB 6.5 features

  • Dynamic memory heap or leak reporting
  • C++ 11 ptype support for char16_t and char32_t types
  • C++ 11 support for ptype, list and break in variadic template functions
  • C++ 11 support for enum class
  • C++11 rvalue support

HP WDB GUI 6.5 features

HP WDB GUI 6.5 has no new features added.

HP WDB GUI releases after version 5.8 do not contain any new feature additions over previous version of HP WDB GUI. Future releases of HP WDB GUI are made (only version number is changed) to make it compatible with the latest release of the HP WDB product

Following are the features of HP WDB GUI 5.8:
  • Support for graphical display of batch RTC reports
  • Support for graphical display of runtime heap and leaks
  • Support for display of Nat Values for floating point registers
  • Support for different display formats in register view
  • Enhanced display for execution path

Hardware HP-UX versions Compilers
HP 9000 Systems 11i v1, 11i v2, 11i v3 HP aC++, HP C/ANSI C, and HP Fortran.
HP Integrity systems 11i v2, and 11i v3 HP aC++, HP C/ANSI C, and HP Fortran.
Note: The debuggers xdb and HP DDE are obsolete.

Patch information

To debug PA-RISC applications on Integrity systems by using the latest PA debugger, see the HP WDB Patch information.

Product information

For detailed information on product features, see the documentation.

For detailed information on the HP WDB release notes:


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