Monthly Archives: April 2005

Adding trace statements to code you don’t own (or without recompiling)

I was debugging a race condition recently and found that I didn’t have the information that I needed and couldn’t just look at the data without disrupting the race condition that was causing the problem.  Naturally, you’d generally do a … Continue reading

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Talking about SYMSRV

Symbols are a necessary prerequisite to debugging (well, not really, but it’s so much nicer with them).  One thing that I didn’t realize before coming to MSFT was that Microsoft made it’s (stripped) symbols available publicly. SET _NT_SYMBOL_PATH to:symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols VS … Continue reading

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