Accelerated Linux Core Dump Analysis, Third Edition

The full transcript of Software Diagnostics Services training. Learn how to analyze Linux process and kernel crashes and hangs, navigate through core memory dump space and diagnose corruption, memory leaks, CPU spikes, blocked threads, deadlocks, wait chains, and much more. This training uses a unique and innovative pattern-oriented diagnostic analysis approach to speed up the learning curve. The training consists of 47 practical step-by-step exercises using GDB and WinDbg debuggers, highlighting almost 40 memory analysis patterns diagnosed in 64-bit core memory dumps from x64 and ARM64 platforms. The training also includes source code of modeling applications, a catalog of relevant patterns from the Software Diagnostics Institute, and an overview of relevant similarities and differences between Windows and Linux memory dump analysis useful for engineers with a Wintel background. In addition to various improvements, the third edition includes a review of relevant x64 and ARM64 disassembly and a new set of ARM64 GDB exercises.

  • Title: Accelerated Linux Core Dump Analysis: Training Course Transcript with GDB and WinDbg Practice Exercises, Third Edition
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Software Diagnostics Services
  • Publisher: OpenTask (January 2023)
  • Language: English
  • PDF: 637 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912636594

Table of Contents and Sample Exercise
Slides from the training

The training course also includes the recording of the previous training sessions.

When you purchase the PDF book, you additionally get free named Software Diagnostics Library membership with access to more than 370 cross-referenced patterns of memory dump analysis, their classification, and more than 70 case studies.

There is an option to buy 14 volumes of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology in PDF format together with the course.

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