[erlang-questions] werl R14A on windows 7 frequently crashes during file access

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Mon Jul 19 22:22:37 CEST 2010


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
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> Where would I look for this dump?

Default should be C:\Windows\minidumps and I think it's configurable.

> Would I be able to make sense of it at all?

As you saw a crash dialog and no debugger was started it's safe
to assume that no postmortem debugger is configured.
Therefore a tool called DrWatson should have written a crashdump file.

You can use windbg to load the dump file and beam.smp.pdb to see
where it crashed. The PDB file contains debug info/symbols and you
should find it here: <ErlangInstallDir>\erts-5.8\bin\beam.smp.pdb.

If you don't have windbg installed, start here:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/default.mspx

If you have never used windbg, continue here:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/debug/windbg_part1.aspx#_Toc64133675

If you want to reproduce the crash and not search for the dump file,
consider configuring windbg as the portmortem debugger:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff539055%28v=VS.85%29.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/debug/windbg_part1.aspx#_Toc64133667


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