Designed as an introduction to UNIX system crash dump analysis, this is the first book to discuss in detail UNIX system panics, crashes and hangs, their causes, what to do when they occur, how to collect information about them, how to analyze that information, and how to get the problem resolved. KEY TOPICS: Part One covers theory and tools. Part Two looks inside UNIX, from the header files to hardware tape drives. Part Three provides actual case studies of software, hardware, data, and system fault problems. MARKET: For systems and network administrators and technical support engineers responsible for maintaining UNIX computer systems and networks.