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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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News Value

News Value is a pattern that assigns relative importance to software traces for problem-solving purposes, especially when it is related to a problem description, recent incidents, and timestamps of other supporting artifacts (memory dumps, other traces). For example, in one scenario, an ETW trace was provided with three additional log files:

# Source PID TID Date Time Message ​0 Header 1260 1728 12/14/2010 06:48:56.289 ????? ​[...] ​215301 Unknown 640 808 12/14/2010 07:22:57.508 ????? Unknown( 16): GUID=[...] (No Format Information found).

// LogA​05/11/10 18:28:15.1562 : Service() - entry​[...]​14/12/10 10:31:58.0381 : Notification: sleep​* Start of new log *​14/12/10 10:34:38.4687 : Service() - entry​[...]​14/12/10 11:53:35.2729 ...

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