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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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Back Trace

Usually, when we analyze traces and find Anchor Message or Error Message, we backtrack using a combination of Data Flow and Message Sets. Then we select the appropriate log messages to form Back Trace leading to a possible root cause message:

This pattern is different from Error Thread pattern that just backtracks messages having the same TID (or, in general, ATID19). It is also different from Exception Stack Trace pattern that is just a serialized stack trace from memory snapshot.

 

Background and Foreground Components

A metaphorical bijection20 from the literary narratology to software narratology21 provides a pattern of Background and ...

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