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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Software Anti-Narrative

In narratology anti-narrative denotes a narrative having sequences of events impossible in reality. In software traces such sequences usually depict abnormal software behavior. Here are some parallels with corresponding trace analysis patterns:

Fiction                     | Software Trace
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Repeated unrepeatable       | Periodic Error79 (?)
Denarration (erasure)       | No Activity80 / Incomplete History81
Chronological contradiction | Impossible Trace82

Question mark means that possibly another pattern is needed there.

79 Volume 3, page 344

80 Volume 5, page 297

81 Volume 5, page 286

82 Volume 6, page 249

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