Types of Crash Dump Files (Windows CE 5.0)
You can set the type of dump file generated, balancing the need for more information with the space available for storing it. Larger dumps provide more information, but embedded devices often have restricted amounts of memory available.
Typically, the Error Reporting system generates a system dump. However, if the size of the dump file generated would be larger than the space allocated to it, the system generates a much smaller context dump.
OEMs set registry values that control the type of crash dump to be generated and the amount of memory to reserve for that purpose. Each type of dump follows the same file format.
Error Reporting can generate three distinct types of crash dumps:
|Type of Dump File||Size||Description|
|Context dumps||4 KB - 64 KB.||
|System dumps||64 KB - several MB||
|Complete dumps||All physical memory plus at least 64 KB||
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