Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

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acat1433
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Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by acat1433 »

Is there something like "Automatic crash information collection system" with ReactOS system?

When one program crash with freebsd system, it Automatically generated one file which clude many useful information.

When word.exe crash with windowsXP system, it automatically ask user to allow collecting some information to microsoft for Improving the software.

Maybe we can make a service into reactos which can automatic collect some useful information to developer.

Of course, its running should be allowed by user's mind.

You know, lot's of reactos's fans have no any Programming experience , even can not analysis which information be useful for developping.

But our fans have enthusiasm and confidence. we want to do someting for reactos system.

Forgive me so poor English. :mrgreen:

Aeneas
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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by Aeneas »

+1

Count me in, I'd LOVE to have that. If not automatic, then at least "user-startable" - e.g., you start this thing, and then it asks you to pick a program. When you have picked it, it asks you whether XY is really the program you wish observed. You can say yes or pick another one - but if you say yes, then it "observes" that chosen program and creates a file if that program crashes (or terminates otherwise)... or when you say that some information should be generated, even before a crash.

Best would be a neat little text file that you can e-mail or post somewhere.

This way, you can "observe" known "misbehaving" programs.

Maybe such a thing exists already, I just don't know... But this catching of serial output, as it exists now, is a mess; it might work, but it is not having too much of a future perspective.

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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by Haos »

It is one of the long-term objectives, as it would really help out with reporting bugs, but unfortunately its something we are now missing entirely. Perhaps a future GSOC project, or some kind of CFI?

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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by BrentNewland »

I would assume that, right now, there are enough bugs they know about that it's not important.

Once they've taken care of all the huge bugs, and all the crashes they know about, they'll look into a crash reporter.

Until then, they just have too much to do.

acat1433
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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by acat1433 »

Maybe it only automatic collect important information by our requirement.

It maybe only need to add a Screening function.

Planetary_Myth
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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by Planetary_Myth »

http://code.google.com/p/crashrpt/

Dont know if it helps but maybe it will intrest someone.

acat1433
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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

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Is crashrpt running with ReactOS?
Or make it into ReactOS?

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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

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http://tortoisesvn.net/crashhandler.html

^ slightly more talk about the crashrpt and also about crash-server.com that TortoiseSVN uses nowadays

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Re: Is there Automatic crash information collection system?

Post by SomeGuy »

Note that most of these crash handlers are only useful for catching application level crashes. It is kind of hard for a logger application to do anything when the OS has halted and is sitting at a BSOD.

They also can't help much for application freezes or applications that "run" but do so incorrectly.

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