Automated Crash Dump Analysis (Part 1)

I’ve been doing some research in this direction and found so many patents filed, to name a few:

Method and expert system for analysis of crash dumps

System for performing dump analysis

Some companies have their own systems. For example, Microsoft has its own Online Crash Analysis system (OCA) and even promotes its Corporate Error Reporting (CER) tool. CER architecture is described in the following document:


In the next parts I will try to outline different implementation choices for building automated crash dump analysis system and discuss their advantages and disadvantages from expert systems perspective.

- Dmitry Vostokov -

One Response to “Automated Crash Dump Analysis (Part 1)”

  1. Dmitry Vostokov Says:

    Another interesting patent:

    US Patent 5928369 - Automatic support system and method based on user submitted stack trace

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