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Using Intel’s Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (MONITOR\MWAIT) As A Kernel Debugging Trick

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  Introduction MONITOR and MWAIT are using when the CPU needs to be stopped executing the instruction and enter an implementation-dependent optimized state until some special event happens. MONITOR sets up an address range used to monitor write-back stores while MWAIT enables a logical processor to enter into an optimized state…