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The 8.1 and above versions of xperf/WPA/WPT comes with a tool called wpaexporter. This tool works as promised and lets you export arbitrary summary tables to .csv files, thus allowing for automated analysis of xperf traces.
As I’ve lamented previously, the documentation for xperf (Windows Performance Toolkit) is a bit light. The names of the columns in the summary tables can be exquisitely subtle, and I have never found any documentation for them. But, I’ve talked … Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned previously, the documentation for xperf (Windows Performance Toolkit, also known as ETW) is pretty weak. In this post I’m going to attempt to explain the meaning of the extremely subtle and non-obvious columns in the CPU Usage … Continue reading
Xperf (Windows Performance Toolkit, also known as ETW) is a powerful tool for investigating performance issues, however it is a challenging tool to use. Some of this difficulty comes from intrinsic complexity – in order to fully investigate thread scheduling … Continue reading
The printf family of functions encompasses a vast range of possibilities. Printing to a file or to memory, with or without locale specified, ‘n’ variants, ‘v’ variants, ‘c’ variants, ‘_s’ variants, wide-character variants – it’s an exponential explosion of complexity. … Continue reading
The standard C runtime library (CRT for short) contains a lot of dangerous functions. Functions such as strcpy can easily lead to buffer overruns and security exploits. Functions such as strncpy can easily end up not null-terminating the destination buffer … Continue reading