Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 33)

In any system there is an expected Event Sequence Order as a precondition to its normal behaviour. Any out-of-order events should raise the suspicion bar as they might result or lead to synchronization problems. It need not be a sequence of trace messages from different threads but also between processes, for example, image load events in CDF / ETW traces can indicate a misconfiguration in service startup order. The following diagram depicts a possible pattern scenario:


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