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Determinism Bugs, Part Two, Kernel32.dll

It was literally the day after I cracked the __FILE__ determinism bug that I hit a completely different build determinism issue. I was asked to investigate why the Chrome build number reported for Chrome crashes on Windows 11 was lagging … Continue reading

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Symbols the Microsoft Way

Symbol servers allow developer tools on Windows to automatically find symbols (debug information). All you have to do is adjust the tool’s settings to point at the Microsoft/Chrome/whatever symbol server and the appropriate symbols will be automatically downloaded. The Chromium … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Failing to Crash Properly

In last week’s episode we discussed how 32-bit processes on 64-bit Windows might corrupt the exception state after a crash, and how any processes on 64-bit Windows might actually continue running after a crash. Serious stuff. This week’s installment of … Continue reading

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