How to: Debug Deadlocks Using Windbg?
- Attach the debugger to the process
- Load SOS
- ~* e !clrstack to view the CLR stack of all the threads and where they are
- Look for System.Threading.Monitor.Enter(System.Object) in the top frames
- Load SOSEX.dll from http://www.stevestechspot.com/SOSEXUpdatedV11Available.aspx
- !dlk to detect deadlocks. The output looks like the following:
CLR thread 5 holds sync block 0018f05c OBJ:010d909c[Microsoft.Sample.SampleEvent]
waits sync block 0018f02c OBJ:010d7704[System.Object]
CLR thread 6 holds sync block 0018f02c OBJ:010d7704[System.Object]
waits sync block 0018f05c OBJ:010d909c[Microsoft.Sample.SampleEvent]
CLR Thread 5 is waiting at Microsoft.Sample.Connection.Register(Microsoft.Sample.EventInfo)(+0x0 IL)(+0xd Native) [e:\bt\815863\Connection.cs, @ 11,9]
CLR Thread 6 is waiting at Microsoft.Sample.Trigger.Initialize()(+0x0 IL)(+0xa Native) [e:\bt\815863\Trigger.cs, @ 31,9]
1 deadlock detected.
- ~<ThreadId> e !clrstack to view the CLR stack of that thread
- Look at the code and fix the issue