Pool Fragmentation

Hello! My name is Stephen, an escalation engineer on the Microsoft Global Escalation Services Team. Today I’m going to share my experience of a pool fragmentation issue I came across recently. Let’s jump right in with the dump file.This is the output of !vm *** Virtual Memory Usage ***       Physical Memory:      917368 (   3669472 Kb)      Page File: \??\C:\pagefile.sys       …

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Part 3: ETW Methods of Tracing

Introduction and Overview   This is Ivan from the Platforms OEM team and this is the final installment of the ETW series. In this article, we are going to continue our exploration of the ETW tracing available in Windows. This post is going to cover some of the other methods available to enable and capture…

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Part 2: Got Stack? No. We ran out and kv won’t tell me why!

Hello. It’s Ryan again with the second installment of my stack depletion walkthrough.  Part 1 of this blog covered the initial analysis of a kernel memory dump captured due to a Stop 0x7f EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT.  Our initial analysis revealed that kv was not able to provide us with a useful stack backtrace. Background information relating to Task States…

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