Program Database files (extension
are included in the Noinstall distribution of MySQL. These
files provide information for debugging your MySQL
installation in the event of a problem.
The PDB file contains more detailed information about
mysqld and other tools that enables more
detailed trace and dump files to be created. You can use these
with Dr Watson, WinDbg and Visual Studio to
Dr Watson is installed with all Windows distributions, but if you have installed Windows development tools, Dr Watson may have been replaced with WinDbg, the debugger included with Visual Studio, or the debugging tools provided with Borland or Delphi.
To generate a crash file using Dr Watson, follow these steps:
Start Dr Watson by running drwtsn32.exe
interactively using the
Set the Log File Path to the directory where you want to store trace files.
Make sure Dump All Thread Contexts and Append To Existing Log File.
Uncheck Dump Symbol Table, Visual Notification, Sound Notification and Create Crash Dump File.
Set the Number of Instructions to a suitable value to capture enough calls in the stacktrace. A value of at 25 should be enough.
Note that the file generated can become very large.