Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 55)

Empty Trace is another trivial missing pattern that we need to add to make software log analysis pattern system complete. It ranges from a totally empty trace message list where only a meta-trace header (if any) describing overall trace structure is present to a few messages where we expect thousands. This is also an extreme case of Truncated Trace, No Activity and Missing Component patterns for a trace taken as a whole. Note, that an empty trace file doesn’t necessarily have a zero file size because a tracing architecture may preallocate some file space for block data writing.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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