Category Archives: memory

ETW Heap Tracing–Every Allocation Recorded

Event Tracing for Windows (ETW, aka xperf) is usually used to monitor CPU usage, through its sampling profiler and its ability to record detailed information about context switches. Well, ETW is also used to monitor file I/O, and disk I/O, … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness in Computers

We count on computer hardware to be 100% reliable, and we tend to blame software for crashes. This is usually the correct thing to do, but not always. I just read a Wired article on errors in memory chips, and … Continue reading

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