Happy Holidays and New Year of Software Trace Analysis!

We wish you all the best for the forthcoming year 2012. Let it be a spiking year for you! We created a special picture based on CPU and memory timing diagram (an optimistic version of the original computicart):

2012 - The Year of Software Trace Analysis

For details please visit our blog.

11-11-11 11:11:11 Initiatives for 2012 and Beyond

0. The design and development of SPDL (Software Problem Description Language) with a purpose to automatic generation of software troubleshooting tools based on the description of a problem. Please visit this archival link for more details: http://www.dumpanalysis.org/blog/index.php/category/spdl/

1. The design and development of memory-oriented operating system where memory is the foundation of the whole architecture from the ground up. Please visit this archival link for more details: http://www.dumpanalysis.org/blog/index.php/category/memory-os/

Winners of Tell Your Windows Debugging Story 2011 Annual Competition

The second annual competition was held between 7/7/2011 and 8/8/2011 and the following winners were selected (in alphabetical order):

- Jason Copenhaver
  sent his "Debugging the Debugger" story

- Philip Hamer
  nominated for "Software Hooks" story

- Loren Zhai
  submitted his story

All winners will get Memory Dump Analysis Anthology: Color Supplement for Volumes 1-3 and Memory Dump Analysis Anthology: Color Supplement for Volumes 4-5 signed by the author.

Jason Copenhaver was also selected to get the main prize: 5 volumes of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology.

Debugging Today

We have started a newspaper: Debugging Today

Tell Your Windows Debugging Story or Nominate Someone

Mad about debugging? Join the annual competition by telling your Windows debugging story (*) or nominating a person after 7/7/2011 and before 8/8/2011 (**). This year main prize is 5 volumes of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology + Color Supplement for Volumes 1-3 + Color Supplement for Volumes 4-5 with supplements signed by the author.

Please send your story or nominate someone using this page: http://www.dumpanalysis.org/contact or dmitry dot vostokov at dumpanalysis dot org (if your story is formatted with pictures)

(*) DumpAnalysis.org reserves the right to publish your story (in a modified form if necessary) in OpenTask magazines and books with full credit.

(**) 7/7 and 8/8 are originally proposed Memory Analysts and Debuggers Days.

Cartoon from Narasimha Vedala

Winners of 2010 Competition: http://www.dumpanalysis.org/debugging-competition-2010

The Debugging Community Project: The Anthology of Debugging

Useful debugging information, techniques, examples, best practices, tool tips and tricks are scattered across many blogs and websites. It is often hard to find what one is needed for problem resolution. OpenTask publisher plans a multi-volume project tentatively called The Anthology of Debugging to compile the best of independent articles and blog posts into printed and digital volumes. Additional topics of interest to debuggers will include but not limited to internals, disassembling and reverse engineering, source and binary code analysis.

The first volume is projected to be published after this summer (ISBN: 978-1908043276). All potential authors will be contacted for their permission, will retain their copyright and their included articles will point to the original source. Additionally, the participants will have an opportunity to include a short bio and other relevant information.

Webinar The Old New Crash: Cloud Memory Dump Analysis

The first Webinar to start an in-depth discussion of a uniform methodology and tools for analysis of crashes, hangs, and other types of abnormal software behaviour in cloud environments.

The Old New Crash: Cloud Memory Dump Analysis Logo

Memory Dump Analysis Services (DumpAnalysis.com) organizes a free Webinar

Date: 13th of June 2011
Time: 18:45 (BST) 13:45 (EST) 10:45 (PST)
Duration: 60 minutes

Topics include:

  • What's old
  • What's new
  • Orbifold memory spaces
  • Methodology and best practices
  • Cloud-specific patterns
  • Hands-on exercises

Prerequisites: working knowledge of basic memory dump analysis or live debugging.

Memory Intelligence Agency

MIA has been established to study and promote intelligence analysis based on trace analysis patterns.

For details please visit our blog.

Software Trace and Memory Dump Analysis: Patterns, Tools, Processes and Best Practices

Presentation of pattern-driven software trace analysis with examples from application and desktop delivery environments at E2E Virtualization Conference (PubForum) in Dublin on 13th of May, 2011.

Pattern-Driven Software Trace and Memory Dump Analysis Logo

Topics include a case study covering simultaneous analysis of software traces and memory dumps. The full transcript with extras will be published afterwards.

StopPages 2011 Victimware Analysis Conference

Virtual event to learn how to analyze blockages, delays, obstructions, preventions, and stoppages!

5 Years of DumpAnalysis.org!

The slide is from a presentation Introduction to Pattern-Driven Software Problem Solving

Webinar: Introduction to Pattern-Driven Software Problem Solving

The first Webinar to start an in-depth discussion of pattern-driven software troubleshooting, debugging and maintenance.

Introduction to Pattern-Driven Software Problem Solving Logo

Memory Dump Analysis Services (DumpAnalysis.com) organizes a free Webinar:

Date: 25th of March 2011
Time: 18:30 (GMT) 14:30 (EST) 11:30 (PST)
Duration: 60 minutes

Topics include:

  • A Short History of DumpAnalysis.org
  • Memory Dump Analysis Patterns
  • Troubleshooting and Debugging Tools (Debugware) Patterns
  • Software Trace Analysis Patterns
  • From Software Defects to Software Behavior
  • Workaround Patterns
  • Structural Memory Patterns
  • Memory Analysis Domain Pattern Hierarchy
  • New Directions

Prerequisites: experience in software troubleshooting and/or debugging

Join Facebook DA+TA Group

This specially designed logo explores the concept of a face as a combination of dump and trace artifacts:

Join Facebook DATA (Dump Analysis + Trace Analysis) group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dumpanalysis/

Encyclopedia of Debugging

We announce the start of the ultimate multi- and cross-platform debugging reference project. Useful for years to come, this encyclopedia would cover all aspects of debugging with articles from leading experts from both industry and academia. Preliminary product information:

  • Title: Encyclopedia of Debugging
  • Editor: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (March 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-12-2

360-Degree Memory Analysis

DumpAnalysis.org portal is looking for a sponsor for the ultimate malware, memory analyst and debugger's desk: monitors joined together to form 360-degree surveillance ring with an analyst in the center.

If you or your company would like to become the sponsor: please use this contact form: http://www.dumpanalysis.org/contact

The Year of Dump Analysis in Retrospection

The Year of Dump Analysis, 0x7DA, was another remarkable year for DumpAnalysis.org. Here is the list of major achievements to report:

- Proposed software narratological framework

- Extended the concept of multithreading with adjoint threading

- After recognizing victimware as a counterpart to crimeware established Victimware.org (currently points to Memory Dump, Software Trace, Debugging and Malware Analysis Portal)

- Established the Dublin School of Security

- Proposed using category theory for memory dump analysis as an alternative to set-theoretical frameworks

- Made Memory Dump Analysis Anthology available to major universities, Fortune 50 companies, leading training organizations, and libraries worldwide via Safari Books Online

- Secured the first Memory Dump Analysis Audit Service and its subsidiary Tool Objects: Unified Troubleshooting and Debugging to become portal sponsors

- Completely redesigned Debugging Experts Magazine Online

- Contributed to two issues of Debugged! MZ/PE magazine: Multithreading and Tools for Software Problem Solving

- Published the 4th volume of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology with color supplement

- Prepared material for the 5th volume of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology (to be published in January, 2011)

- Organized the first Debugging Jokes Competition and the first Tell Your Windows Debugging Story Competition

- Established the Metaphysical Society of Ireland to promote memory dump worldview

- Helped to deliver Fundamentals of Complete Crash and Hang Memory Dump Analysis webinar

- Established the Museum of Debugging and Memory Dumps (the 1st exhibition opens in 2011)

- Introduced Unified Debugging patterns, Workaround patterns and Structural Memory Analysis patterns

- Proposed and organized the first Memory Analysts and Debuggers Day (to be celebrated annually)

- Continued working on CARE research project and published its reference architecture

- Unified memory dump and software trace analysis patterns as software behavior patterns

- Memory Dump Analysis Anthology got international recognition when Korean translation of 1st volume was published.

... and much more including many new memory dump and software trace analysis patterns, pattern icons, pattern models, and pattern-driven analysis case studies.

Happy New Year and Decade of Debugging 0x7DB - 0x7E4!

The New Year of DeBugging 0x7DB opens the DeBugging Decade. Just a few tips and an artwork for the beginning:

How many bugs can you count in the picture above? (Click on the picture to expand)

1: kd>*
1: kd>* Virtual memory search
1: kd>*

1: kd> s-d 0 L?3FFFFFFF 7DB
00000000`777509dc 0000007db 0004c550 0005dd80 0000b610

1: kd>*
1: kd>* Physical memory search for the first 65535 pages
1: kd>*

1: kd> !search 7DB 0 0 FFFF
Searching PFNs in range 0000000000000001 - 000000000000FFFF for [00000000000007DB - 00000000000007DB]

Pfn              Offset   Hit              Va               Pte
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fffff8a00040b000+0x2cd10 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
000000000000045F 00000090 000000000000079B FFFFF8A000439090 FFFFF6FC500021C8
fffff8a00040b000+0x2e090 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
000000000000045F 00000B40 00000000000007CB FFFFF8A000439B40 FFFFF6FC500021C8
fffff8a00040b000+0x2eb40 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
000000000000045F 00000D80 00000000000007D3 FFFFF8A000439D80 FFFFF6FC500021C8
fffff8a00040b000+0x2ed80 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
0000000000000460 000000B0 00000000000007D9 FFFFF8A00043A0B0 FFFFF6FC500021D0
fffff8a00040b000+0x2f0b0 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
0000000000000460 000000C8 00000000000007DA FFFFF8A00043A0C8 FFFFF6FC500021D0
fffff8a00040b000+0x2f0c8 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
0000000000000460 000000E0 00000000000007DB FFFFF8A00043A0E0 FFFFF6FC500021D0
fffff8a00040b000+0x2f0e0 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
0000000000000460 00000218 00000000000007DF FFFFF8A00043A218 FFFFF6FC500021D0
fffff8a00040b000+0x2f218 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
0000000000000460 00000950 00000000000007FB FFFFF8A00043A950 FFFFF6FC500021D0
fffff8a00040b000+0x2f950 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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fffff8a00040b000+0x23ed8 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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fffff8a00040b000+0x1f708 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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fffff8a00040b000+0x312a0 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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fffff8a00040b000+0x17020 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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fffff8a00040b000+0xff58 : NtFB (LargePool) -- BitmpSup.c
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Memory Analysis as a Service

MAaaS includes 2 complementary DA+TA services:

1. Dump Analysis as a Service (DAaaS)
2. Trace Analysis as a Service (TAaaS)

Memory Dump Analysis Services is the first organization to provide such a service at an audit and certification levels.

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Debugging Joke Competition

As the Year of Dump Analysis 0x7DA (2010) comes closer to the end and the DeBugging decade starts 0x7DB (2011) soon we organize Debugging Joke Competition with the results announced on the 1st of January, 2011 (if Internet works). Please send your jokes using this contact form:


Winners get signed (by Dr. DebugLove) copies of Dr. Debugalov book and the forthcoming full color coffee table book Spikes, Hangs, Crashes, Leaks and Dumps of Imagination: The Art of the Debugging Art.

Update: The rules have been extended to include graphical jokes and pictures!

In addition appropriate images may also be included with full credits in the forthcoming Debugging Humor exhibition in the Museum of Debugging and Memory Dumps.

The New Journey of The Software Professional

Having spent 16 years in software engineering the founder of this portal ventured into software support in 2003 (with 8th year started at the time of this writing). Now it is time for the next gradual shift into software security (the domain the founder previously had exposure to but not as a primary focus):

Dublin School of Security

We established the new school of security that includes general memory dump and software trace analysis as a foundation. Everyone is welcome to join! We decided to keep the same DA+TA Facebook group and affiliate it with the school to facilitate unification and one point of access.

We Detour for MARS Expedition!

Welcome to the project MARS (Malware Analysis Report System). It is based on years of research in pattern-driven memory dump and software trace analysis of abnormal software behaviour.

Forthcoming Book: Malware Analysis Patterns

As a practical example of applying behavioral and structural pattern analysis of computer memory and traces OpenTask plans to publish the following title:

  • Title: Malware Patterns: Structure and Behavior of Computer Adware, Crimeware, Rootkits, Scareware, Spyware, Trojans, Viruses, Victimware and Worms
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Paperback: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (October 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-01-6

CV as a Book

The 2nd edition is coming:

  • Title: Resume and CV: As a Book (2nd Edition)
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (December 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-00-9

The following direct links can be used to order the first edition now:

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A book can serve the role of CV but a CV can serve the role of a book. This is an old CV (1987 - 2003) from the founder of DumpAnalysis.org as an example of a person with CV-writing obsession.

  • Title: Resume and CV: As a Book
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: Opentask (01 December 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-34-6
  • Paperback: 20 pages

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