ScriptCS script pack that allows for interactive managed process diagnostics under REPL. Uses CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD) library and exposes its API.
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ScriptCS script pack that allows for interactive managed process diagnostics under REPL. Uses CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD) library.

Quick start

  • Install ScriptCS using nightly builds cinst scriptcs -pre -source
  • Install ScriptCS.ClrDiagnostics: scriptcs -install ScriptCs.ClrDiagnostics -pre
  • Launch ScriptCS in REPL mode (you may need to get latest version for that): scriptcs.exe
  • You should be able to load the script pack and attach to a process like this:
// Load ClrDiag object
> var c = Require<ClrDiag>();

// Attach to process 
> c.Attach(6152)
Attaching to process PID=6152
Using CLR Version=v4.0.30319.18033 DACFileName=mscordacwks_amd64_Amd64_4.0.30319.18033.dll
Succesfully attached to process PID=6152 Name=WpfApplication2

// You can also use process name c.Attach("MyApplication")

// Check current state
> c.IsAttached 

// Now you can access ClrMD API
> c.Clr.Threads.Count

> c.Process.WorkingSet64

// You can also analyze the heap using built-in helpers: 
> c.PrintTypes("System.");
Total size               Count   Name
167.82KB                 398     System.Object[]
143.29KB                 2404    System.String
126.98KB                 2385    System.Delegate[]
126.98KB                 2385    System.Delegate[]

> c.PrintStackTrace()                                                                                                                                     
Stacktrace for ThreadId=3200                                                                                                                              
           0       A9E9B8 InlinedCallFrame                                                                                                                
           0       A9E9B8 InlinedCallFrame                                                                                                                
 7F92AF92093       A9E990 DomainBoundILStubClass.IL_STUB_PInvoke(System.Windows.Interop.MSG ByRef, System.Runtime.InteropServices.HandleRef, Int32, Int32)
 7F92AF87640       A9EA60 System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.GetMessage(System.Windows.Interop.MSG ByRef, IntPtr, Int32, Int32)                          
 7F92AF85E9E       A9EB20 System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherFrame)                                     
 7F9272172DA       A9EBC0 System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(System.Windows.Window)                                                                   
 7F927216BD7       A9EC60 System.Windows.Application.Run()                                                                                                
 7F8E3700107       A9ECA0 WpfApplication2.App.Main()                                                                                                      

// Detach when you are finished
> c.Detach()                                                    
Successfully detached from process PID=6152 Name=WpfApplication2


Remember that attaching is an invasive process so do not try that in production environments. ClrMD is currently still in beta.


ScriptCs.ClrDiagnostics lets you specify DAC file (mscordacwks.dll) location while attaching:

> c.Attach(6152, @"C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscordacwks.dll");

This may be useful when troubleshooting debugging problems arising from mismatched CLR versions.

more coming soon ...

> c.Play().ImperialMarch();