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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 8b by Software Diagnostics Institute, Dmitry Vostokov

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PART 8: Software Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, and Debugging

 

Special and General Trace and Log Analysis

Most software traces include message timestamps or have an implicit time arrow via sequential ordering. We call such traces Special. The analysis is special too because causality is easily seen. Typical examples of analysis patterns here are Discontinuity (Volume 4, page 341), Time Delta (Volume 5, page 282), Event Sequence Order (Volume 6, page 244), Data Flow (Volume 7, page 296, see also time dependency markers in the training course reference), and more recently added patterns such as Back Trace (Volume 8a, page 95), Timeout (page 61), Milestones (Volume 8a, page 105), and Event Sequence Phase (Volume 8a, page 103). Inter- (Volume 4, page ...

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