Tag Archives: windbg

Analyzing a Confusing Crash–Stack Walks Gone Bad

Part of my job always seems to include crash analysis. A program crashes on a customer’s machine, a minidump is uploaded to the cloud, and it might be my desk that it appears on when Monday morning rolls around. The … Continue reading

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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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They sure look equal…

This is a special bonus extra post in my floating-point series, ranting about an issue that has been a problem for years. Some debuggers don’t display floats with enough precision.

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