How old is your application or system?

Component Age Diagram (CAD) helps to visualize and pinpoint anomalies in component timestamps. Excel helps here. We can import the output of lmt WinDbg command and get these graphs where peaks can be used to identify old modules. For example, here is a CAD from my Windows Vista SP1 running on MacMini:

Here is another CAD from Windows 2000 server where the oldest driver is easily identified:

The following CAD diagram is created from lmt output in Module Variety pattern example:

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    […] command will produce the necessary output. If there are many modules we might want to create a CAD graph (Component Age Diagram) to spot anomalies. Component version check is one of the basic […]

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