Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 183)

The case of an error reporting fault chain led me to First Fault Stack Trace memory dump analysis pattern that corresponds to First Fault software diagnostics pattern proper. Here the term first fault is used for an exception that was either ignored by surrounding code or led to other exceptions or error message boxes with stack traces that masked the first one. Typical examples where it is sometimes possible to get a first exception stack trace include but not limited to:

It is also sometimes possible unless a stack region was paged out to get partial stack traces from execution residue when the sequence of return addresses was partially overwritten by subsequently executed code.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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