Coretrace is a lightweight tool for debugging embedded Linux applications. It works by analyzing core files from crashed applications and outputs a short plain-text backtrace, suitable for putting into logfiles. The basic idea is to let the failing unit do self analysis of core files and report those back home during device maintenance lifetime. Non-interactive small-sized embedded systems are the primary targets, so small footprint is of major concern, since it will be stored on flash. Currently the compiled size is approximately 20 kb.
exude is a simple to use memory debugger. It enhances standard memory allocation calls with simple replacements that add just a little more functionality, such as keeping track of whether memory was previously allocated, and prevents common errors such as double frees, memory leaks, and so on.