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Re: Getting a wireshark stack trace on Windows
From: Alexis La Goutte <alexis.lagoutte () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:28:52 +0200

Hi,

pdb file is available (for stable release) in this page :
http://www.wireshark.org/download/win32/all-versions/ (search
Wireshark-pdb-win32-xxx.zip
file)

I don't known if pdb is available for trunk release...


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Speck, Michael AVL/DE <
Michael.Speck () avl com> wrote:

Hi Evan,


basically you could use Microsoft's WinDbg, a free to use visual debugger.
It is part of the Windows SDK, but could be installed as a standalone
component by de-selecting all other features in the SDK installer. It could
be downloaded from Microsoft's website at this URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/default.mspx

There are two possibilities to debug a program:
1.) Start the debugger and choose "Open Executable..." from File menu to
run the program in question under debugger control from beginning or
2.) configure the debugger as post-mortem debugger that will catch up
after a program crashed. You'll find a description on how to setup this
mode in the online help of WinDbg (search indexs for "postmortem")

In order to get a stack trace that contains function names instead of just
some addresses you need debug symbols of the crashed program and the
libraries it uses. That could either be in a separate file (*.pdb) or
included inside the binary. Take care to properly configure symbol pathes
(File -> Symbol File Path...). If debug symbols are not available for all
resources wouldn't be a problem.


best regards
Michael



-----Original Message-----
From: wireshark-dev-bounces () wireshark org [mailto:
wireshark-dev-bounces () wireshark org] On Behalf Of Evan Huus
Sent: Donnerstag, 22. August 2013 21:02
To: Wireshark Developer List
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] Getting a wireshark stack trace on Windows

Could somebody who knows windows a little better take a look at bug #9062?
I don't fully understand how our build environment interacts with windows
debuggers / stack tracers. Is there a way to get a symbolic stack trace on
Windows without compiling from source? Do the build-bot nightly packages
include symbols?


Thanks,
Evan


https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9062

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