4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2013 1:48 PM by 311747

    Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?

      I am trying to remote debug a package using SQL Developer.

      I've added the following line to the package:
      DBMS_DEBUG_JDWP.CONNECT_TCP( '', 4000 );
      Compile for debug
      add some break points.
      I start a Debug Listener on port 4000.
      Then call the procedure from another session.

      A debugger session opens up in SQL Developer, but the procedure never stops at any of the break points. It simply runs to the completion w/o stopping.

      There is a debugger window w/ the following message:
      Debugger accepted connection from database on port 4000.

      but no stack. The procedure finished normally.

      Has anyone else seen where the breakpoints are ignored in a remote debugger session?
      Thanks much!

      Versions info:
      Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
      Oracle SQL Developer (
        • 1. Re: Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?
          Jim Smith
          It is possible the breakpoints aren't on code lines - sometimes the apparent line numbers are wrong. Try bracketting a line with breakpoints on either side.
          • 2. Re: Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?
            Following your suggestion, I put break point on 6 lines following the DBMS_DEBUG_JDWP.CONNECT_TCP call.
            3 of those lines are code lines. I also have 2 break points on code lines in a procedure being called at one of those 6 lines.

            I have no problem hitting those stops if I 'Run as Debug'... but they are ignored when doing the remote debug.
            In the remote debug session I do see all the break points lists in the Breakpoints tab. I'm very confused.....
            • 3. Re: Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?
              An experiment -

              Tools > Preferences > Debugger

              Start Debugging Option:
              - Step Over

              Try this. This allows you to start a debug session sans breakpoints. You can then step over or into your code once the debugger session 'attaches.' I believe this will work for remote...
              • 4. Re: Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?
                Good suggestion, but I already had that debugger property set.

                I got it working! What I didn't realize was that you need to be logged into the database with the same credentials in both the local and remote session. I was trying to debug as the package owner and executing the procedure using our 'web' runtime user id.......

                I learned that the break points are userid specific.

                Thanks for all your great suggestions!