Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis, Fifth Edition, Part 2, Kernel and Complete Spaces
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Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis, Fifth Edition, Part 2, Kernel and Complete Spaces

Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Notes

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The full-color transcript of Software Diagnostics Services training sessions with 12 step-by-step exercises, notes, source code of specially created modeling applications, and 45 questions and answers. Covers more than 35 crash dump analysis patterns from x64 kernel and complete (physical) memory dumps. Learn how to analyze system crashes and freezes, navigate through kernel and complete spaces, and diagnose patterns of abnormal software behavior WinDbg debugger. The training uses a unique and innovative pattern-oriented analysis approach developed by Software Diagnostics Institute to speed up the learning curve. Prerequisites: Basic Windows troubleshooting. Audience: Software technical support and escalation engineers, system administrators, security researchers, reverse engineers, malware and memory forensics analysts, software developers and quality assurance engineers, site reliability engineers. The 5th edition was fully reworked with new memory dumps, additional slides, exercises, and analysis patterns.

About the Author

Dmitry Vostokov
Dmitry Vostokov

Dmitry Vostokov is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, educator, scientist and author. He is the founder of pattern-oriented software diagnostics, forensics and prognostics discipline and Software Diagnostics Institute. Vostokov has also authored more than 50 books on software diagnostics, anomaly detection and analysis, software and memory forensics, root cause analysis and problem solving, memory dump analysis, debugging, software trace and log analysis, reverse engineering and malware analysis. He has more than 25 years of experience in software architecture, design, development and maintenance in a variety of industries including leadership, technical and people management roles. Dmitry also founded Syndromatix, Anolog.io, BriteTrace, DiaThings, Logtellect, OpenTask Iterative and Incremental Publishing and Software Diagnostics Technology and Services (former Memory Dump Analysis Services) and Software Prognostics. In his spare time, he presents various topics on Debugging TV and explores Software Narratology, its further development as Narratology of Things and Diagnostics of Things (DoT), and Software Pathology. His current areas of interest are theoretical software diagnostics and its mathematical and computer science foundations, application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining to diagnostics and anomaly detection, software diagnostics engineering and diagnostics-driven development, diagnostics workflow and interaction. Recent interest areas also include cloud native computing, security, automation, functional programming, and applications of category theory to software development and big data.

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Table of Contents

About the Author

Presentation Slides and Transcript

Practice Exercises

Exercise 0: Download, setup and verify your WinDbg or WinDbg Preview installation

Exercise K1: Analysis of a normal kernel dump (64-bit)

Exercise K2: Analysis of a kernel dump with pool leak (64-bit)

Exercise K3: Analysis of a kernel dump with pool corruption (64-bit)

Exercise K4: Analysis of a kernel dump with code corruption (64-bit)

Exercise K5: Analysis of a kernel dump with hang I/O (64-bit)

Exercise K6: Analysis of a kernel dump with stack overflow (64-bit)

Exercise K7: Analysis of a kernel dump with stack overwrite (64-bit)

Exercise C1: Analysis of a normal complete dump (64-bit)

Exercise C2: Analysis of a problem complete dump (64-bit)

Exercise C3: Analysis of a problem complete dump (64-bit)

Exercise C4: Analysis of a problem complete dump (64-bit)

Application Source Code

AppA

AppB

AppC

AppE

AppK

Selected Q&A

Minidump Analysis

Scripts and WinDbg Commands

Component Identification

Raw Stack Data Analysis

Symbols and Images

Wait Chain (Executive Resources)

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