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Stack walk and why I'm here ?

Lot of OS provides ready APIs for stack walk programmatically, that can give us a trace like stack snap-shot when something go wrong and your application crashes. Most popular OS provides debugger and trouble shooting features that can help determine where and why something went wrong.

But it is not a piece of cake when you think you have to craft something right into kernel, and watch how things are happening. This is deep probe in my belief. So here are some background work that needs to be considered first --

-- why do we need to do. In other words, why am I here ?

-- What are the known and unknows? It could be a wide range of knowledge in general computer science.

-- How can I get some control of the kernel ?

-- How best I can craft a stack walk ?

-- What to look after I know that stack walk is working somewhat to my satisfaction ?

I've been able to finish this project/investigation and can see the result first hand.


Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 06:43PM by Registered CommenterProkash Sinha | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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