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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 6 by Dmitry Vostokov

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PART 6: Fun with Crash Dumps

Music for Debugging

555 Binary Threads

Domenico Scarlatti41 555 binary form42 sonatas are an ideal background complement to a static memory dump analysis activity. Endless thread transitions between user and kernel spaces. A memory dump in front of my eyes in WinDbg window becomes live and software behavior patterns are literally heard: a spiking blocked thread trying to get a lock finally gets it and gradually descends from one module to another to rise again touching a kernel space ceiling and abruptly disappears from the memory landscape reborn in another thread form.

Out of Memory and Losing My Data (Comment Impact)

R.E.M. album “Out of Time” is a great joy to listen for Win32 API debugging veterans familiar ...

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