Tag Archives: symbol servers

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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WPA Symbol Loading is Much Faster, but Broken for Chrome

There’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that the latest Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA), the visualization tool for ETW (Event Tracing for Windows) traces, can now load symbols faster than ever before – it’s multi-threaded, and … 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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