Tag Archives: ETW

Make VC++ Compiles Fast Through Parallel Compilation

The free lunch is over and our CPUs are not getting any faster so if you want faster builds then you have to do parallel builds. Visual Studio supports parallel compilation but it is poorly understood and often not even … Continue reading

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Xperf Basics: Recording a Trace (the easy way)

Some time ago I wrote a long and detailed post about how to record traces using xperf. The steps needed to record a trace were daunting. However more recent versions of the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT, the proper name for … Continue reading

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WPA–Xperf Trace Analysis Reimagined

For many years xperfview.exe has been the main tool for analyzing xperf/ETW traces. However starting in fall 2011 the Windows Performance Toolkit started including wpa.exe as an alternative. While the early versions had some significant rough edges, the latest version … Continue reading

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