Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha - Two Webinars 19 Feb 2010 
Monday, February 8, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Rob Eulenstein of the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will present "Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha" on Friday 19 February 2010 at two separate times, 15:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT. This webinar, with LOTS of useful information will last approximately 90 minutes. A separate webinar on the "Introduction of to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64" will be presented on Wednesday, 24 MARCH 2010, see this page for more details.


Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha

Abstract/Outline:
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Why Bugcheck The System ?????

In-Line vs Exception Related Bugchecks

Displaying The Contents Of A Virtual Address In SDA

OpenVMS STACKS

Examining The System Stack - Alpha

Summary of Fundamental Register Addressing Modes

Alpha Macro Instructions Which Affect The Stack Pointer

Building The Stack On Alpha - Lab Exercise

Example Analyses of Alpha In-Line Bugchecks

SYS$DKDRIVER INCONSTATE

How The Stack Is Built For An INVEXCEPTN Bugcheck - Detailed Code Flow

Exception Conditions

Exception Handling On Alpha

Layout of Exception Context Area - Alpha

Example INVEXCEPTN Show Stack Output on Alpha

Example Analysis of an INVEXCEPTN Bugcheck on Alpha


Rob Eulenstein's bio:

Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He currently works as a consultant in Multivendor Systems Engineering which is part of GSE (Global Solutions Engineering). Rob's areas of expertise include: crash dump analysis, internals, clusters, performance, shadowing, RMS, and the file system. Rob is a member of the OpenVMS Ambassadors organization which provides a highly demanded pre-sales support function as well as an extremely important interface between customers and OpenVMS engineering. Rob holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four children.

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This webinar is being presented with the assistance of HP Connect as part of the OpenVMS Month events. See "What to expect from OpenVMS Month" for more details and other events.

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at the webinars.

Bill.
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