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Intro to Crash Dump Analysis for Alpha
Topic Area:
Track: Open VMS
Topic: Internals
Type:  Breakout Session

Schedule:
11/08/99   04:30 PM     Duration: 90 Min.     Room: 1A

Presenter:
James Mehlhop
Support Engineer, Process Software Corp  

Abstract:
This session will give system managers of OpenVMS/Alpha the tools and understanding to be able to isolate the source of many system crashes. For those cases where they can not identify the source it will allow them to communicate effectively with DEC and third party software providers to speed along the resolution. Discussed will be: 1. Code flow (Alpha calling standards) 2. Reading the stack 3. Identifying code 4. Understanding Alpha images and sections 5. Understanding how exceptions are handled

Objectives:
Isolate source of bugcheck for either reporting to a support center.
 
Resolving privileged code bugs
 
Better understanding of the bughceck mechanism  

Prerequisites for attendees:
Programing in some language. Internals I and II recommended.

Required Skill Level:
Advanced
For experienced professionals in application development & system management; those working on large & complex systems

                                                                                                                                                                           

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