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RE: Re:Using serial-to-BT wireless

Ken_JohnsonKen_Johnson Member - All Emails Posts: 1,559
Bluetooth adds non-trivial latency though, as I recall. The KD protocol is (highly) latency sensitive. Even adding 10ms makes things significantly more painful.

- S

From: [] On Behalf Of Jim Donelson
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 12:27 AM
To: Kernel Debugging Interest List
Subject: Re: Re:[windbg] Using serial-to-BT wireless

115K baud is a 115K regardless of how you connect it.
If he is talking about the BlueTooth cable replacements then they look just like a real serial port on both ends.
We use them and they are just as good as long cable.

Do us all a real favor if you can. Get a KB out for XP that fixes the firewire driver to work with VIA chipsets and or add USB to XP.
For the for see able future, the "rest of us" still have to debug with XP, and unless you have the magic firewire chipset, most of use use 115K serial links.

Ya, I know - I'm dreaming.


On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:44 PM, Doron Holan > wrote:
Why would even want to run over bluetooth? The debug speed would be abysmal. The target side (i.e. the machine being debugged) needs to see a UART at the hardware level, not the software/emulation level.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Martin O'Brien
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:52 PM
To: Kernel Debugging Interest List
Subject: Re:[windbg] Using serial-to-BT wireless

Interesting question; unfortunately, I don't know the answer. It seems like it should work as the target side would presumably see
a UART, lack of which is usually the deal breaker for WinDbg transport alternatives. Where you lose me is the part about needing
one on the host side, because it seems like you would have to, as WinDbg can't connect over Bluetooth, but I think that I'm missing

Good luck,


I?aki Castillo wrote:
> Has anyone used a serial-to-Bluetooth wireless device for the target
> machine ?
> I mean, something like this:
> If so, have you been able to connect using a simple Bluetooth board on
> the Windbg side, or is it necessary to have serial-to-BT boards on both
> sides ?
> Do you recommend any specific brand ?
> Inaki.

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