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DS-5 Debugger offers an Application Programming Interface (API) for third parties to contribute awareness for their operating systems (OS).
The OS awareness extends the debugger to provide a representation of the OS threads - or tasks - and other relevant data structures, typically semaphores, mutexes, or queues.
Thread-awareness, in particular, enables the following features in the debugger:
To illustrate different stages of the implementation, this chapter explains how to add support
for a fictional OS named
The steps can be summarized as follows: