Patent Number: 7,765,434

Title: Resource efficient software tracing for problem diagnosis

Abstract: The present invention discloses a solution that defines multiple retry points for a software application which are operable to generate and record trace information only as part of a retry execution in response to an exception. Outside these conditions, the burdens of generating and recording trace information can be avoided. Furthermore, the determination of a preferred one of these retry points can be made to focus the retry execution in a way that only the retry point which generates the most helpful, or informative, trace information is necessarily reverted to in response to an exception.

Inventors: Cocker; Mark Andrew (Bournemouth, GB), Kettley; Paul (Winchester, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018