Exceptions Ab Initio

Where do native exceptions come from? How do they propagate from hardware and eventually result in crash dumps? I was asking these questions when I started doing crash dump analysis more than four years ago and I tried to find answers using IA-32 Intel® Architecture Software Developer’s Manual, WinDbg and complete memory dumps.

Eventually I wrote some blog posts about my findings. They are buried between many other posts so I dug them out and put on a dedicated page:

Interrupts and Exceptions Explained

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org

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