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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 3 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Chapter 9. Software Trace Analysis Patterns

Introduction

We expand the domain of software defect research into Trace Analysis Patterns. In addition to Citrix CDF / Microsoft ETW traces we cover other variants based on extensive software engineering background in the past where we used tracing in software products ranging from soft multi-platform real-time systems to static code analysis tools. Connection with memory dump analysis is covered too because, sometimes, the combination of static and dynamic data leads to interesting observations and helps to troubleshoot and resolve customer problems especially when not all data can be collected dynamically.

In fact, stack traces (Volume 1, page 395) and their collections (Volume 1, page 409) are specializations ...

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