Category Archives: Symbols

Creating a Public Symbol Server, Easily

I’ve been a big fan of symbol servers for years. They are a part of the Microsoft/Windows ecosystem that is far better than anything I have seen for other operating systems. With Microsoft’s and Chrome’s symbol servers configured I can … Continue reading

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New Xperf and new WPA in the new WPT

A new version of Windows means a new version of the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT), the ship vehicle for xperf, WPA and other Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) tools. I’m a huge fan of xperf/ETW (just look at some of … Continue reading

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Debugging Optimized Code–New in Visual Studio 2012

For years (decades?) one of the most requested features in Visual C++ has been better support for debugging optimized code. Visual Studio’s debug information is so limited that in a program that consists just of main(argc, argv) the VS debugger … Continue reading

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Symbols the Microsoft Way

Symbol servers allow developer tools on Windows to automatically find symbols. They do this so well that most developers never have to worry about the internal mechanisms. However when things go wrong it can be helpful to understand how they … Continue reading

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Symbols on Linux update: Fedora Fixes

I wrote last month about the challenges of obtaining Linux symbols based on a build ID. I’m now pleased to say that getting Linux symbols based on a build ID is trivial on both Ubuntu and Fedora – things are … Continue reading

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Symbols on Linux Part Three: Linux versus Windows

After many years programming solely on Windows I have recently started working on Linux. This is the third post in a series of tutorials that will share what I have learned about handling Linux symbols. This third post explains how … Continue reading

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Symbols on Linux Part Two: Symbols for Other Versions

After many years programming solely on Windows I have recently started working on Linux – Ubuntu to be precise. This is the second post in a series of tutorials that will share what I have learned about handling Linux symbols. … Continue reading

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