Document/Guide to interpret/decipher kernel crash dump
I work on device driver development for the 2.4.x, 2.5.x, and .2.6.x Linux kernels in an embedded environment. Specifically I focus on USB driver development (host and device).
Now, ever since I started working on driver development I always have a problem with crash dumps. I know there are a lot of utilities out there that I can use to decipher them like LKCD, but putting it in an embedded environment is a little bit complicated. So, being a curious fellow and in need of information for professional survival, I wanted to know how these crash dumps can be deciphered by hand (manually).
My question is, is there some guide or document that will help me decipher the kernel crash dump? If there is one, is it open source? Where can I get it?
Any help or advice is trully appreciated.
Sorry for the looong note!