Archive for February 24th, 2007

Heap stack traces from W2K3/XP user dump

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

If you have user mode stack trace DB enabled on Windows 2003 for some service or application (here is an example for Citrix IMA service) and if you get a dump and try to get saved stack traces using !heap extension command you get these errors:

0:000> !heap -k -h 000a0000
    Heap entries for Segment00 in Heap 000a0000
        000a0c50: 00c50 . 00040 [01] - busy (40)
        000a0c90: 00040 . 01818 [07] - busy (1800), tail fill - unable to read heap entry extra at 000a24a0
        000a24a8: 01818 . 00030 [07] - busy (18), tail fill - unable to read heap entry extra at 000a24d0
        000a24d8: 00030 . 005a0 [07] - busy (588), tail fill - unable to read heap entry extra at 000a2a70

The solution is to use Windows 2000 extension ntsdexts.dll:

0:000> !.\w2kfre\ntsdexts.heap -k -h 000a0000
Stack trace (12) at 1021bfc:
   7c85fc22: ntdll!RtlAllocateHeapSlowly+0×00000041
   7c81d4df: ntdll!RtlAllocateHeap+0×00000E9F
   7c83467a: ntdll!LdrpAllocateUnicodeString+0×00000035
   7c8354f4: ntdll!LdrpCopyUnicodeString+0×00000031
   7c83517b: ntdll!LdrpResolveDllName+0×00000195
   7c834b2a: ntdll!LdrpMapDll+0×0000014F
   7c837474: ntdll!LdrpLoadImportModule+0×0000017C
   7c837368: ntdll!LdrpHandleOneNewFormatImportDescriptor+0×0000004D
   7c837317: ntdll!LdrpHandleNewFormatImportDescriptors+0×0000001D
   7c837441: ntdll!LdrpWalkImportDescriptor+0×00000195
   7c80f560: ntdll!LdrpInitializeProcess+0×00000E3E
   7c80ea0b: ntdll!_LdrpInitialize+0×000000D0
   7c82ec2d: ntdll!KiUserApcDispatcher+0×00000025

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -