Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 37861: /trunk/ /trunk/: dumpcap.c
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:11:18 -0700
On Jul 1, 2011, at 3:01 PM, [email protected] wrote:

> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=37861
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> User: darkjames
> Date: 2011/07/01 03:01 PM
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> Try to get more information about AV.

So what information do various versions of Windows cough up when a program crashes?

The output of OS X's CrashReporter:

	http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html

is actually pretty useful, especially if symbols are available for the executable.  (Yes, I've debugged crashes given only CrashReporter output.)  I think Linux, at least, offers a way for a process to grab crashes and pop up a similar report (rather than dumping core) and that at least some desktop environments in some distributions do so; I don't know whether any other UN*Xes offer that.