Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 84)

One of the powerful trace analysis techniques is using Adjoint Threads of Activity to filter various linear message activities (as a generalization of Thread Of Activity). Such filtered activities can then be analysed either separately (Sheaf of Activities) or together such as a new pattern we introduce here: Message Cover. If we identify parallel ATIDs (ATID is Adjoint TID, see an example) and see that one covers the other we can then make a hypothesis that they are correlated. Here is a graphical example of a Periodic Message Block largely composed from various Error Messages that covers periodic Discontinuities from another ATID (we can also consider the latter as periodic message blocks consisted from Silent Messages):

This is analogous to a cover in topology.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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