rr Time-Traveling Debugger

Published on May 19th 2021Duration: 17:13

In this video I give an introduction and a demo to the rr debugger. rr (https://rr-project.org/) is a revolutionary time-traveling debugger. It was initially developed by Robert O'Callahan and others at Mozilla for the purpose of debugging difficult to reproduce bugs in Firefox. It uses the deterministic replay technique to enable time-traveling. The ability to reverse time in debugging is a game changer. It has saved me hours of debugging time and allowed me to solve mysteries I would not otherwise have been able to solve. The ability to reverse time gives rise to some new debugging techniques. I cover one technique here called "Backup and Drill Down" and I plan to cover more in future videos.

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