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

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PART 5: Software Trace Analysis Patterns

 

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Some Discontinuities (Volume 4, page 341) may be Periodic Message Blocks (Volume 7, page 300) as Silent Messages (Volume 7, page 339). If such discontinuities belong to the same Thread of Activity (Volume 4, page 339) and their Time Deltas (Volume 5, page 282) are constant we may see Timeout pattern. When timeouts are followed by Error Message (Volume 7, page 299), we can identify them by Back Tracing (Volume 8a, page 95). Timeouts are different from Blackouts (Volume 8a, page 95) where the latter are usually Singleton Events (Volume 8a, page 108) and have large Time Deltas.

Here is a generalized graphical case study. An error message was identified based on incident Basic Facts (Volume 3, page ...

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