Tag Archives: symbols

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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Slow Symbol Loading in Microsoft’s Profiler, Take Two

When I run into a problematically slow program I immediately reach for a profiler so that I can understand the problem and either fix it or work around it. This guidance applies even when the slow program is a profiler. … 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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Visual Studio Single Step Performance Fixes

Single-stepping through code in Visual Studio is usually fast, but sometimes it is torturously painfully slow. When I ran into this recently – twice – I used xperf to find the sources of the slowdowns, and then work around them. … 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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Symbols on Linux Part One: g++ Library Symbols

After many years programming solely on Windows I have recently started working on Linux – Ubuntu to be precise. One of the things that I have had to learn is the very different ways in which Linux developers deal with … Continue reading

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