Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) — Part 2

    So, there were two major groups of comments on the last post, and I’ll try to address them.     The first was a question about managed support for ETW.  I talked to the ETW team, and the current state is that there is no official managed interface for ETW.  Being a standard Win32 API,…

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Event Tracing for Windows (ETW)

    A lot of work in performance tuning is organizational.  There’s only so much work one can do with a profiler and a single module.  A good example is the Registry — we can attach profilers to the Registry access routines and optimize them until they run as smooth as silk, but performance will still…

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Misinformation and the The Prefetch Flag

   Hello!  I haven’t updated this blog in a while; work and other events have conspired to keep me from writing.  Also, blogs.msdn.com moved internally from .Text to Telligent Community Server, and my CSS markup was an unfortunate casualty of the move, so I’m working on redesigning the blog’s visual appearance.  More entries will be coming…

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Encodings in Strings are Evil Things (Part 8)

   As more Unicode encodings are being finished, I find myself wanting to actually start using rmstring in real situations.  However, most of my “real situations” involve legacy encodings.  So, I need to start cracking on transcoding.    The first concern is allowing adapters for arbitrary transcodings.  A tricky problem that’s related to transcoding is collation (aka…

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Encodings in Strings are Evil Things (Part 7)

   Eugh.  Due to a three-part punch of piling-up work, time with family over the holidays, and being thoroughly sick, I haven’t had much time to work on rmstring — which means, of course, that this hasn’t updated.  I haven’t given up on it though!  (I’m not dead!  I don’t want to go on the cart…) …

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