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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Patterns of Software Diagnostics

First Fault

While preparing a seminar on Software Diagnostics114 we made a lot of notes and realized that a system of patterns, corresponding vocabulary and pattern language are needed for this discipline. Here patterns are supposed to be broad in nature and be different from patterns for specific artifacts such as memory dumps115 and software traces116. So the first pattern addresses a diagnostic encounter with a First Fault in comparison to subsequent faults where the problem becomes noticeable and diagnostic resources are allocated. Such faults should not be dismissed. Dan Skwire is a passionate advocate of first fault software problem solving and wrote a book: First Fault Software Problem Solving: A Guide ...

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