Using the Keil Debugger with a program that uses the other serial port

Question: Is it possible to use the Keil Debugger with a firmware that uses the other serial port? Does the serial interrupt that halts the debugger affect the serial transmissions of the other UART?



The limitation in this method of debugging any interrupt based firmware is that the debug environment is not real-time. Whereas the firmware will be running in real-time. So the interrupt may not get serviced or reach completion in time since the firmware is being stepped through or held at a particular line (to analyze the variables). Hence the process based on the interrupt may fail though it would have succeeded if the firmware was running in real-time. The debugger is a good tool for debugging code flow but may not be as useful when working with interrupts.