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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Chapter 12. Memory Visualization

Memory Map Visualization Tools (Revised)

We put a bit more extended (but in no way complete) classification with links (based on Volume 4, page 389, where every category is presented in chronological order of our encounter with links):

  1. Synthetic

    • Numerous debuggers that show memory maps for easy navigation

    • VMMap[62]

    • KernelMAP v0.0.1[63]

    • MemSpyy[64]

    • Virtual memory usage and GC heap usage[65]

  2. Natural

    1. Static

      • Dump2Picture (Windows)[66]

      • dump2pic (Linux)[67]

      • 2D[68] and 3D[69] visualization using general-purpose tools like ParaView

    2. Semi-dynamic

    3. Dynamic

Decomposing Memory Dumps via DumpFilter

This research was motivated during the work on a memory dump differing tool called DumpLogic that can do logical and ...

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