Kernel Memory Space Analyzer Version 8.1

The Kernel Memory Space Analyzer is a tool to help expert debugging engineers analyze Windows crash dump files.
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    File Name:


    Kanalyze First Step Guide V8.1.ppt

    Date Published:


    File Size:

    2.2 MB

    377 KB

      Debugging Windows system crashes can be a highly daunting task. A high level of expertise is generally required to properly classify and diagnose all but the simplest problems. Significant time can be expended simply getting to the point where the symptom of the problem is determined, let alone the point where the actual cause is understood. In addition, analysis procedures are often repetitive and prone to guesswork.

      Kernel Memory Space Analyzer (Kanalyze) is a tool to help expert debugging engineers by performing heuristics analysis of kernel memory space. The Kanalyze identifies a broad range of kernel space data items in the crash dump by;

      • categorizing the data items into the data types for modeling purposes

      • locating the data items into the Kanalyze Type Namespace hierarchy

      • identifying and reporting anomalous conditions by validating the data items and the relationships among them

      The Kanalyze also analyzes deadlocks, wait-chains, and other hard problems.

      Note that the Kanalyze is not designed for general users of Windows. It is assumed that the users are already familiar with the kernel debuggers, have knowledge of the inside of Windows, and have basic skills of debugging kernel mode programs.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows XP Service Pack 2

      Kernel Memory Space Analyzer Version 8.1 was developed based on Microsoft debugger engine Version Before you use Kanalyze, you must install the full package of the Debugging Tools for Windows Version The package has its own End-User License Agreement and you must accept and follow that. Then you can xcopy the Kanalyze files on to the same folder as the debugger files.

      The Host OS and The Target OS:
      The Kanalyze V8.1 executables run only on the x86 systems (host OS), but it can analyze crash dump files generated either on the x86, x64 or Itanium systems (target OS). Supported target OS are;
      • Windows 2000 SP3, SP4 and SRP
      • Windows XP(x86) SP1 and SP2
      • Windows XP(x64) SP1
      • Windows Server 2003 (x86) Golden, SP1 and R2
      • Windows Server 2003 (IA64) Golden and SP1
      • Windows Server 2003 (x64) SP1 and R2
      1. First, make sure that required debugger package has been installed on your system.

      2. Click the Download button on this page to start the download. Do one of the following:

        1. To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location

        2. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

      3. To install the Kernel Memory Space Analyzer, run the KernelMemorySpaceAnalyze8_1_2930_0.exe package. After you accept the Software License Terms, all necessary files are copied to the C:\kktools\kanalyze8.1 folder.

      4. Go to C:\kktools\kanalyze8.1 folder or the folder you specified in the previous step.

      5. xcopy all files in C:\kktools\kanalyze8.1\x86 into the same directory the debugger package was installed.

      6. Prior to starting and using the Kernel Memory Space Analyzer, please be sure to read the readme.htm file, which is located in the C:\kktools\kanalyze8.1 folder.

    • Microsoft and partners are jointly developing tools to improve Windows supportability. This joint-development project started from 1998 and has counted 8th phase already. At phase 8 project, the following partners are participating in the project.
      • Fujitsu Limited.

      • Hitachi, Ltd.

      • Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

      • NTT Data Corporation

      • Toshiba Corporation

      Tools are owned and released by Microsoft Corporation under the name of "Microsoft Support Professionals Toolkit for Windows".
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