Windows dtrace like tool runs faster than on Solaris

I stumbled upon an interesting tool.

NTrace

NTrace uses a novel approach of instrumenting binary code on the fly by leveraging certain aspects of the Microsoft hotpatching infrastructure. This allows NTrace to be both very robust and fast: On x86, NTrace outperforms google:”DTrace” by a factor of almost three!

  1. This tool is not yet downloadable.
  2. I think this tool is more closer to google:”truss”(google:”strace” on linux) than to google:”dtrace”.
  3. The author apparently did a good study on dtrace implementations and explains difference between SPARC and IA-32 in “NTrace: Function Boundary Tracing for Windows on IA-32“.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s