Bug Babble

Bugs, debuggers, stuff

August, 2005

  • Bug Babble

    Use the symbol server

    • 4 Comments
    Below you see the sad state of affairs that comes from not using the public symbol server: This is not the callstack you want to see. With only exports loaded for ntdll.dll you are missing the whole show. What you need is the public symbol server...
  • Bug Babble

    The Modules window in VS.

    • 1 Comments
    When I debug a problem on someone else's machine the first thing I do is look at the modules window. Sorting by Version and seeing the one dll that just doesn't belong can help instantly diagnose a configuration problem, and save much debugging agony...
  • Bug Babble

    Try OneNote!

    • 3 Comments
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011436411033.aspx (I saw this on sluper's blog entry .) About a year ago I started using Onenote to keep a work log. It has been awesome. My OneNote log acts as the glue that ties the bug database, and...
  • Bug Babble

    Beeping Robots and Bug Stories

    • 2 Comments
    Do you have a bug story? Everyone has stories of being affected by bugs. However the stories from software folks are fascinating because the annoyance of the bug is atmosphere rather than the whole story. Here it is about defeating the bug, or uncovering...
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