So just what is in a trace? Using the xperf trace dumper

There is a lot of information in a typical kernel trace.  While the Performance Analyzer tool is quite powerful and makes it easy to view a trace graphically, sometimes you just need to see what is in the trace directly.  Xperf makes this easy. First, its important to understand that a trace file (.ETL) is…

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XPerf Articles

Here is a chronological list of the my posts about the xperf tools.  If you are new to the tools, or simply want to find a specific article, this is a good place to start.  I’ve listed each article’s title and first paragraph.   The title is the link to the post.  Xperf, a new tool…

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Using the Windows Sample Profiler with Xperf

Using the xperf tools, ETW, and the kernel sample profile interrupt all together provides a very effective and easy to use sample profiler for the analysis of both application and system wide performance.  At each sample interrupt, the ETW sub-system captures the instruction pointer and the stack.  This data is lazily and efficiently logged to…

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