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rr is a command line tool commonly known as "Record & Replay" or "rr debugger". It is an open-source tool developed by Mozilla that allows the recording and replaying of program execution for debugging purposes. It is primarily designed for C/C++ programs on Linux platforms.

  1. The main goal of rr is to provide a tool to reproduce and diagnose hard-to-reproduce bugs in programs.
  2. It operates by recording non-deterministic events during program execution, such as input/output, system calls, and memory access.
  3. The recorded trace can be replayed later, allowing developers to investigate the program's behavior in a deterministic and controlled environment.
  4. rr is unique in its ability to reverse the execution of recorded traces, enabling developers to step backwards and forwards through the execution of the program.
  5. The reverse execution feature can be immensely helpful in understanding the root cause of a bug, as it allows developers to backtrack and explore the program's state at any point.
  6. rr also supports various debugging features, such as breakpoints, watchpoints, and interactive time-travel debugging.
  7. It provides excellent support for multi-threaded programs, allowing developers to visualize and understand the interactions between threads during replay.
  8. rr can be seamlessly integrated with popular debugging tools like GDB (GNU Debugger), enabling developers to leverage their existing debugging workflows.
  9. It has a small performance overhead during recording, making it suitable for use in production systems to capture bugs in real-world scenarios.
  10. Being an open-source tool, rr is constantly being improved and updated by a community of contributors, ensuring its reliability and effectiveness in debugging complex software.

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