Contextual analysis of program logs for understanding system behaviors

  title={Contextual analysis of program logs for understanding system behaviors},
  author={Qiang Fu and Jian-Guang Lou and Qingwei Lin and Rui Ding and Dongmei Zhang and Tao Xie},
  journal={2013 10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)},
Understanding the behaviors of a software system is very important for performing daily system maintenance tasks. In practice, one way to gain knowledge about the runtime behavior of a system is to manually analyze system logs collected during the system executions. With the increasing scale and complexity of software systems, it has become challenging for system operators to manually analyze system logs. To address these challenges, in this paper, we propose a new approach for contextual… CONTINUE READING