Archive for the ‘Old Mental Dumps’ Category

Old Mental Dumps from June 24th

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

2009:

Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 86)Nested Offender pattern. Appears also in the following case study: Stack trace collection, message box, hidden exception, nested offender, insufficient memory, C++ exception, heap leak and ubiquitous component

Dictionary of Debugging: Crash - posts that explain the difference between crashes and hangs: Crash Dumps for Dummies (Part 4) and Crash Dumps for Dummies (Part 6)

2008:

Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 67) - Nested Exception pattern. Appears also in the following case study: WOW64 process, NULL data pointer, stack overflow, main thread, incorrect stack trace, nested exceptions, hidden exception, manual dump, multiple exceptions and virtualized system

2007:

No dumps on that day

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Old Mental Dumps from June 23rd

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

2009:

Dictionary of Debugging: Hang - plan to resume DoD in July. Have lots of ideas about it.

Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 85) - Ubiquitous Component pattern. Appears also in the following case study: Stack trace collection, message box, hidden exception, nested offender, insufficient memory, C++ exception, heap leak and ubiquitous component

2008:

Reflecting on 2008 (Part 1) - It is so interesting to look at what people search.

2007:

Detecting loops in code - a good exercise in disassembling

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Old Mental Dumps from June 22nd

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

2009:

There were several posts on that prolific day but only 2 are worth to repeat here

Succession of Patterns (Part 1) - More work needs to be done here. I recently revived this theme by writing the next post: Succession of Patterns (Part 2)

Bugtation No.97

2008:

No dumps on that day

2007:

No dumps on that day

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Old Mental Dumps from June 21st

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I was looking for Wordpress plugins to display past year (two-, three-, etc.) old posts and after a few tries decided to create such posts manually to add fresh perspective and new comments on them (in italics). Today we start with June 21st.

2009:

• Debugalov has been burnt! - The book still sells every month and I’m now thinking about a hardcover gift edition. The cover fascinates many people, see for example this review: Book Review - The Adventures of Dr Debugalov. Now we also have Dr. DebugLove. Who is a good and who is a bad guy? Or is it a personality split?

2008:

No dumps on that day

2007:

Looks like the very prolific day. There were 3 blog posts:

• Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 16a) - Stack overflow in kernel. Generated some comments and can also be seen in the following pattern case study: Lateral damage, stack overflow and execution residue

• Repair Clipboard Chain 2.0.1 - One of the most popular Citrix tool in the past

• Guessing stack trace - This old command still works for x86 WinDbg and x86 memory dumps

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