Archive for July, 2016

Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 127)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Some tracing architectures, especially the ones that intercept API calls by filtering or hooking, may log synchronous requests by remembering to write done return result in the same trace message later on when the response is available after the wait. If such data is still not available in the log or trace it may point to some blocked request for which other software execution artifact analysis (such as memory dump analysis) is necessary. In some cases, the analysis of the corresponding Fiber Bundle stack trace may point to Blocking Module or the involvement of file system filters. This analysis pattern that we call Missing Data is illustrated in the following diagram:

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -