AddressSanitizer and Native Debugging Instructions
The AddressSanitizer tool for detecting memory bugs in native Android code is documented for the first time in a dedicated page. Similarly, the main Debugging page now contains instructions for debuggerd, GDB, and Valgrind.
Dedicated Debugging and Configuration sections
The former Debugging and Tuning section has been split into separate Debugging and Configuration sections to better differentiate between setup and testing steps with the previous Performance Tuning renamed OpenGLRenderer.
Selectively Disabling Pre-optimization in ART
Configuring ART now explains how to selectively disable pre-optimization of a particular module or package and provides an example for doing so.
USB Access Rules File Improvements
The contents of the 51-android.rules file needed to configure USB access has been moved from being inline on Establishing a Build Environment to being a downloadable file accompanied by an example command to update it programmatically.
Google Feedback Integration
Now every source.android.com page contains a prominent Send Feedback button in the footer so partners and the open source community may directly convey their desired improvements to this site.
Source and Devices tab Improvements
The Download and Building section of the Source tab has been reorganized to match expected development workflow. Adding a New Device has been introduced to explain how Android Makefiles are produced. Using Repo now contains an example for obtaining command-specific help. And the Devices main page now describes the standard hardware abstraction layer (HAL) structure.
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