Diagnosing a crasher (was Re: Quality, reputation, and improving both)

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Feb 21 03:44:21 EST 2020

J. Landman Gay jacque wrote:
 > We're about to submit the iOS app now and my testers have had several
 > intermittent crashes we can't repeat, even though I built that one
 > with 9.5.1 stable. I submitted crash logs but the team could only
 > repeat the problem once and there's no real recipe. How
 > would you trace something like that?

Only iOS or in development too?

I'd consider running a logger, but if it's not merely intermittent but 
also rare, the challenge is that a logger will slow things down a little 
bit while you're working, writing giant log files that most of the time 
aren't needed.


 > It feels like a memory leak to me but that could happen anywhere in
 > the app. Wherever it is, it goes back a ways.

How far back?  In which version did you first start seeing this?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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