Journal of Computer Science

Collecting Data from Running Systems

Jess Nielsen and Sufyan Almajali

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.74.82

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 1

Pages 74-82


This article describes a way to build a consolidated log that can be used to facilitate the state of Windows services at runtime. It makes a side by side introduction of code instrumentation techniques and autonomic techniques that can be used to collected data from running systems in order to construct a consolidated log. The techniques try to deal with the non-standardized syntaxes and contents that come with heterogeneous logs. The collected data might be a foundation for a replacement to such logs hence the behavior can be determined by such collected data. These behaviors can be mapped to common, standardized and easy-understandable high level events that can be used as a log themselves.


© 2013 Jess Nielsen and Sufyan Almajali. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.