Exercise PN5: Analysis of an application process dump (LINQPadD, 32-bit, CLR 4)

Goal: Learn how to analyze multiple managed exceptions, diagnose heap and handle leaks.

Patterns: CLR Thread; Managed Stack Trace Collection; Managed Code Exception; Handle Leak; Multiple Exceptions; Nested Exceptions; Annotated Disassembly; Execution Residue; Exception Thread; Hidden Exception; NULL Pointer

Commands: kv, .cxr, !DumpHeap, ?, !eeheap, !GCHandles, !FinalizeQueue

  1. Launch WinDbg from Debugging Tools for Windows or Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)

  2. Open \ANETMDA-Dumps\32-bit\Processes\CLR4\LINQPadD.DMP

  3. If you are presented with this dialog say No:

  4. We get ...

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