Crash Dump Analysis AntiPatterns (Part 8)

This is sometime very funny one. It is called Fooled by Abbreviation. When someone is so presupposed or engaged in identifying Alien Components due to limited time and complexity of issues. For example, “Ctx” abbreviation in function names will most likely mean “Context” in general but can also be a function and data structure prefix used by a company with a similar sounding name. Opposite cases happen too when general is presupposed instead of particular, for example, ”Mms” prefix is read as “Memory Management Subsystem” but belongs to a multimedia system vendor. 

- Dmitry Vostokov @ -

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