= E =
examining the entrails n.
The process of grovelling
through a core dump or hex image in an attempt to discover the
bug that brought a program or system down. The reference is to
divination from the entrails of a sacrified animal. Compare
runes, incantation, black art, desk check.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.