Failure sketching: a technique for automated root cause diagnosis of in-production failures

@inproceedings{Kasikci2015FailureSA,
  title={Failure sketching: a technique for automated root cause diagnosis of in-production failures},
  author={Baris Kasikci and Benjamin Schubert and Cristiano Pereira and Gilles Pokam and George Candea},
  booktitle={SOSP},
  year={2015}
}
Developers spend a lot of time searching for the root causes of software failures. For this, they traditionally try to reproduce those failures, but unfortunately many failures are so hard to reproduce in a test environment that developers spend days or weeks as ad-hoc detectives. The shortcomings of many solutions proposed for this problem prevent their use in practice. We propose failure sketching, an automated debugging technique that provides developers with an explanation ("failure sketch… CONTINUE READING
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