Saturday, April 27, 2013

Book Review: PANIC! UNIX System Crash Dump Analysis Handbook

Even almost 20 years later, this book is still the single best volume out there on how to use adb to examine crash dumps. Without this book, I don't believe I would have been able to write the adb section of my own book.

I'm sorry that the author never produced an updated version of this book. Even though some of the examples don't work any more, you can learn techniques and a mindset that can be translated to current operating systems.

For anyone interested in performing analysis of crash dumps (or of the kernel of a running system), this book should be on your shelf.

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