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Symbols the Microsoft Way

Symbol servers allow developer tools on Windows to automatically find symbols. They do this so well that most developers never have to worry about the internal mechanisms. However when things go wrong it can be helpful to understand how they … 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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