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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 3 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Chapter 3. Crash Dump Analysis AntiPatterns

No Question

It is summarized by the following dialog that was observed many times:

As an engineer proceeds with analysis of a problem a phone rings and an irritated customer (internal or external) asks "What is the answer?" an engineer glancing over the problem description replies, "What is the question?"

Missing Space

Sometimes a memory dump file is not useful because of missing memory space. This usually happens for non-bugcheck type issues like CPU spikes, application or session hangs, where user space analysis is needed. Here is an example of Spiking Thread pattern (Volume 1, page 305) in a kernel memory dump where the analysis cannot be done because threads were spiking mostly in user address space ...

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