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By Mario Hewardt, Daniel Pravat

-- Bob Wilton, Escalation Engineer, severe challenge answer staff, Microsoft

“An first-class reference for either intermediate and complicated debuggers: hugely functional, and jam-packed with methods and techniques. This ebook stands proud from all different Win32 debugging literature, due to its in-depth examples–including resolving complex difficulties like stack and heap corruptions.”

-- Kinshuman, improvement Lead, home windows middle OS department, Microsoft

The First In-Depth, Real-World, Insider’s advisor to robust home windows Debugging

For home windows builders, few projects are tougher than debugging–-or extra the most important. trustworthy and real looking information regarding home windows debugging has constantly been scarce. Now, with over 15 years of expertise of Microsoft’s system-level builders current a radical and useful consultant to home windows debugging ever written.

Mario Hewardt and Daniel Pravat conceal debugging in the course of the whole program lifecycle and express tips on how to utilize the instruments presently available–-including Microsoft’s strong local debuggers and third-party suggestions.

that can assist you locate genuine strategies fast, this booklet is prepared round real-world debugging situations. Hewardt and Pravat use specified code examples to light up the advanced debugging demanding situations specialist builders really face. From center home windows working procedure options to protection, Windows® Vista™ and 64-bit debugging, they handle rising themes head-on–and nothing is ever oversimplified or glossed over!

This booklet allows you to:
* grasp today’s strongest home windows debugging instruments, together with NTSD, CDB, WinDbg, KD, and ADPlus
* Debug code that wasn’t designed or written for simple debugging
* comprehend debuggers “under the hood,” and deal with symbols and assets efficiently
* Debug complicated reminiscence corruptions regarding stacks and lots
* get to the bottom of complicated defense difficulties
* Debug throughout approaches: identification monitoring, RPC debugger extensions, and monitoring IPCs with Ethereal
* locate and fasten source leaks, reminiscent of reminiscence and deal with leaks.
* Debug universal thread synchronization problems
* research whilst and the way to put in writing customized debugger extensions
* practice “postmortem debugging” utilizing crash dumps and home windows mistakes Reporting
* Automate debugging with DebugDiag and the research Debugger command

Whether you’re a system-level or software developer, Advanced home windows Debugging promises the deep knowing of debugging that may prevent weeks in your very subsequent project.

Part I  Overview
bankruptcy 1 creation to the Tools
bankruptcy 2 advent to the Debuggers
bankruptcy three Debugger Uncovered
bankruptcy four coping with image and resource Files

Part II utilized Debugging
bankruptcy five reminiscence Corruptions half I – Stacks
bankruptcy 6 reminiscence Corruptions half I – Heaps
bankruptcy 7 Security
bankruptcy eight Inter-process Communication
bankruptcy nine source Leaks
bankruptcy 10 Synchronization

Part III complicated Topics
bankruptcy eleven Writing customized Debugger Extensions
bankruptcy 12 64-bit Debugging
bankruptcy thirteen Postmortem Debugging
bankruptcy 14 energy Tools
bankruptcy 15 home windows Vista Fundamentals
Appendix A program Verifier attempt Settings

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To see which test settings require a debugger, simply hover over the test setting to get the context-sensitive help. If a test setting requires a debugger, you must run the application under the debugger to see the results. When Application Verifier requires a debugger to be attached, the output of a violation observes the following general outline: VERIFIER STOP : : parameter-1: parameter-2: parameter-3: parameter-4: The stop-code indicates the particular violation that occurred, the PID shows the process ID of the faulting process, and the message gives a brief textual description of the fault.

In this case, the memory dump can be loaded as an active target using the windbg –z command. exe process. Chapter 13 describes multiple ways to create memory dump files and use them effectively. dmp] Debugger Basics 37 User Dump File: Only application data is available … ........................... DbgBreakPoint: 7c901230 cc int 3 Kernel Debuggers 2. INTRODUCTION TO THE DEBUGGERS The kernel debugger usually runs on a different system from the system being debugged. Live kernel mode debugging requires two computers (the host computer running the kernel debugger and the target computer being debugged) since the debugger target cannot execute any code while it is stopped in the kernel debugger.

In addition, it requires that user mode stack tracing is enabled in the operating system (see the “Global Flags” section of this chapter) to work properly. Chapter 9 shows examples of how to use UMDH to track down memory leaks. aspx? FamilyID=bd02c19c-1250-433c-8c1b-2619bd 93b3a2&DisplayLang=en Log files and debugger 1. 5. It is quite possible that a new version of the Windows debuggers will be released by the time you read this book. Even so, there should be relatively minor changes in the debugger output, and all the material in the book should still apply and be easily followed.

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