Accelerated Linux Core Dump Analysis
INTERACTIVE COURSE

Accelerated Linux Core Dump Analysis

Advanced

53 Lessons

15h

Certificate of Completion

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Accelerated Linux Core Dump Analysis
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13 Quizzes
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Takeaway Skills

A working knowledge of how to collect core dumps

A hands-on knowledge on how to diagnose crashes/hangs via core dump analysis

The ability to apply pattern-oriented analysis on 64-bit core dumps on x86 architecture

A familiarity with debugging to diagnose common faults

The ability to use GDB debugger to analyze Linux process core dump

An understanding of using the crash utility to analyze Linux kernel core dumps

Course Overview

It’s essential to examine core dumps to diagnose any non-trivial hangs or crashes due to a user process or the kernel faults. Most people have no training in dealing with core dumps, so the causes of most crashes remain undiagnosed. This course starts with debugging core dumps. You will learn how to debug the Linux process and kernel failures (using the GDB debugger and the crash utility), browse core memory dumps, identify corruption, memory leaks, CPU spikes, halted threads, deadlocks and wait chains, am...Show More

Course Content

1

Getting Started

2

Fundamentals of Core Dump Analysis

3

Using GDB With Multi-Threaded Applications

4

Null Pointer Patterns and External Debugging Information

5

Spiking Threads

6

Heap Corruption

3 Lessons

7

Stack Corruption and Overflow

4 Lessons

8

Active Threads

3 Lessons

9

Runtime Exceptions and Execution Residues

3 Lessons

10

Heap Errors

4 Lessons

11

Deadlocks

2 Lessons

12

Post-processing

2 Lessons

13

Kernel Dump Analysis with Crash

7 Lessons

14

Wrapping Up

2 Lessons

15

Appendix

2 Lessons

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