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Panic! UNIX® System Crash Dump Analysis by Kimberley Brown, Chris Drake

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Chapter 6. Initial Analysis Without adb

We are now ready to start analyzing a set of system crash dump files provided by the savecore command. While adb is currently the most heavily used tool for system crash dump analysis, there are some other UNIX commands that may be used to collect information from the crash files. Let’s talk about some of them before we move on to analysis with adb.

Identifying the UNIX release & hardware architecture

You’ve now got a set of system crash files. Maybe they are from your own system; maybe someone else forwarded them to you for analysis. If they are from your own system, you might opt to jump right into adb. However, if they were forwarded to you with little or no information, you may first need to figure out ...

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