About This Guide
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The QNX System Analysis Toolkit User's Guide contains the following sections and chapters:
|To learn:||Go to:|
|What the SAT is, why it's needed, and how it works||Introduction|
|What generates events||Events and the Kernel|
|How the kernel buffers data||The Kernel Buffer Management|
|How to save data||User Data Capture|
|What the data tells you||User Data Interpretation|
|Different ways to reduce the amount of data||Filtering|
|How to fix some of the more common problems||Hints and Troubleshooting|
|What commands are available||Functions|
|What specific events return||Kernel Call Arguments and Return Values|
Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions to distinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we use conform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following table summarizes our conventions:
|Code examples||if( stream == NULL )|
|File and pathnames||/dev/null|
|Keyboard input||something you type|
|Programming data types||unsigned short|
|Programming literals||0xFF, "message string"|
We use an arrow (-->) in directions for accessing menu items, like this:
You'll find the Other... menu item under.
We use notes, cautions, and warnings to highlight important messages:
|Notes point out something important or useful.|
|Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may have unwanted or undesirable side effects.|
|Warnings tell you about commands or procedures that could be dangerous to your files, your hardware, or even yourself.|
In our documentation, we use a forward slash (/) as a delimiter in all pathnames, including those pointing to Windows files.
We also generally follow POSIX/UNIX filesystem conventions.
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