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Trace and Log Analysis: A Pattern Reference for Diagnostics and Anomaly Detection by Software Diagnostics Institute, Dmitry Vostokov

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Identification Messages

Often, we need to identify the source of messages based on problem object or subsystem description (what question) before we proceed to answer a “where” question (where, in a trace, we can find messages related to a problem). Even when we know where are messages, there can be many sources to select from (if we don’t know the where question we can use Indirect Message analysis pattern). To answer “what” question, we propose Identification Messages analysis pattern. Basic Fact problem description may include properties and behavioral description of the problem object or subsystem. Based on that, we can map them to the log messages that such an object can produce:

These messages may not be Error Messages or some other type ...

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