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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Marked Message

Based on ideas of Roman Jakobson46 about “marked” and “unmarked” categories we propose this pattern that groups trace messages based on having some feature or property. For example, marked messages may point to some domain of software activity such related to functional requirements and therefore may help in troubleshooting and debugging. Unmarked messages include all other messages that don't say anything about such activities (although may include messages pointing to such activities indirectly we unaware of) or messages that say explicitly that no such activity has occurred. We can even borrow a notation of distinctive features47 from phonology48 and annotate any trace or log after analysis to compare it with a master trace ...

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