Tag Archives: wpa

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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Xperf Symbol Loading Pitfalls

Analyzing xperf traces is virtually impossible if you don’t have symbols. Unfortunately the xperf toolkit makes it easy to end up with symbols that takes hours to load, or don’t load at all.

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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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