Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 12)

When looking at lengthy traces with thousands and millions of messages (trace statements) we can see regions of activity where statement current (Jm, msg/s) is much higher than in surrounding temporal regions. Hence the name of this pattern, Activity Region. Here is an illustration for a typical ETW/CDF trace where a middle region of activity (Jm2) signifies a system performing some response function like a user session initialization and application launch:

- Dmitry Vostokov @ TraceAnalysis.org -

8 Responses to “Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 12)”

  1. Epelbaum Boris Says:

    Димочка, вот ты где !!!!
    Наконец-то проявился.

    Будь добр, отпиши на мой мейл весточку.

  2. Dmitry Vostokov Says:

    Hi Boris! Will do very soon!
    Thanks,
    Dmitry

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