examining the entrails

examining the entrails

The process of grovelling through a core dump or hex image in an attempt to discover the bug that brought a program or system down. The reference is to divination from the entrails of a sacrified animal.

Compare runes, incantation, black art, desk check.
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Examining the entrails of Indian buffalo meat exports Meat exported from India, which comprises mainly buffalo meat, is not consumed directly as a dish.
No good will come of this, I warned, after examining the entrails of a moggie flattened on the motorway.
Given that people often vote with their hearts rather than their heads or as their parents did or as a form of tribal allegiance, the outcome cannot be predicted but guessed at by examining the entrails as is the wont in some cultures, ancient and modern.
RICHARD KNIGHTS, West Derby LIKE most Evertonians I've spent the week locked in a dark room examining the entrails of the derby defeat.
At the end of the day, guessing the result of an F1 race is as much a punt in the dark as auguring the outcome of a Roman battle by examining the entrails of a chicken.
Mind you, Phil Thompson is not alone in examining the entrails of an unsuccessful campaign and wanting the next one to be 10 times better.
A star-studded cast of veterinary pathologists pursue a brutal serial killer by examining the entrails of a dead dog.
It's like trying to read the future from examining the entrails of a chicken.
The Ju-Ju doctor spent ages examining the entrails and the position of the bones.