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  1. Required Slide SESSION CODE: WCL306 Fundamentals in Windows Applications for Developers: Graphics, Power, Services, and Profiling Yochay Kiriaty Senior Technical Evangelist Microsoft Corporation

  2. Microsoft Confidential

  3. Improved Fundamentals in Windows 7 MemoryReference set, Graphics Disk I/ORegistry Reads, Indexer PowerDVD Playback, Panel, Timers Increase Decrease SpeedFasterBoot, Device Ready ResponsivenessStart menu, Taskbar Scale256 cores

  4. Building A Great Windows 7 Applications Create new experiences on Windows 7 Differentiate • EXPERIENCE Become a first class Windows 7 citizen Optimize Productpasses Microsoft quality tests Compatible

  5. Optimize for User ExperienceGet the Most Out of Windows New UI Enhancements • Taskbar • Jump lists • Thumbnail Preview and Aero-peek • Libraries and federated search • Windows Ribbon • DirectX, DirectWrite, and Direct2D • More advance topics: • Windows Touch • Windows Sensors and Location WLC312 -Optimizing Your Application for the Windows 7 User Experience Wednseday June 9th, Room 356, 8 am

  6. Optimize for PerformanceGet the Most Out of Windows Performance Enhancements • I/O priorities and cancelable I/O • File System and Registry Transaction Support • Windows Error Reporting • Application restart and recovery with Restart Manager • Power efficiency improvements • Trigger-Start Services • Windows Troubleshooting Platform • Windows Instrumentation • Windows Performance Tool Kit

  7. Ensuring Good Performance • Responsiveness • Unresponsive system  customer dissatisfaction • Resource Utilization • CPU, disk, memory, network, Battery • Resources are limited and shared by others • Good Citizenship • It takes just one component to impact the entire system performance

  8. Power Efficiency

  9. Power Efficiency • “All day” mobile PC battery life • TCO – reduced cost of energy consumption • New power consumption regulatory compliance • Environmental consortiums for computing (Green Computing) • Software performance is critical for Power Efficiency • Windows 7 power optimization • Less than 2% CPU activity when the system is idle • No disk activity when the system is idle • Reduced number of OS activities that prevent use of CPU’s power-saving modes.

  10. Power Efficiency – Timer Coalescing API • Platform energy efficiency can be improved by extending idle periods • New timer coalescing API enables callers to specify a tolerance for due time • Enables the kernel to expire multiple timers at the same time BOOL WINAPI SetWaitableTimerEx( __in HANDLE hTimer, __in const LARGE_INTEGER *lpDueTime, __in LONG lPeriod, __in_opt PTIMERAPCROUTINE pfnCompletionRoutine, __in_opt LPVOID lpArgToCompletionRoutine, __in_opt PREASON_CONTEXT WakeContext, __in ULONG TolerableDelay ); Timer tick 15.6 ms Vista Periodic Timer Events Windows 7

  11. Analyze Energy-Efficiency DEMO

  12. Trigger Start Services

  13. Impact of Background ActivitiesMany activities in the background • Performance • Responsiveness • Consumes resources • Boot, shutdown, logoff, and so on • Reliability • Memory leaks • System crashes and hangs • Dependent application crashes • Power consumption • Extra disk, CPU utilization • Decrease in battery life • Prevents idle efficiencies • Security • Greater attack surface • System privileges • Successful attack may compromise entire system

  14. Do We Really Need So Many Services? • OEMs and third parties services • Most services are not required during log-on • Even more services are not required during boot • Most services do not need to run 24x7 • Conclusion: • Most services can be launched on demand when needed • Most services can be terminated on demand when needed • Consider using Windows Tasks

  15. Service Startup Types Prior to Windows 7 • Automatic Start • Your service is always there • Launched as part of the boot sequence • Slower startup time • Bigger memory footprint • Delayed Auto Start • Just deals with Slow startup time • Demand Start (manual) • You must programmatically launch the service • Why these services startup types are not enough? • Automatic Start adds latency to boot and shutdown, and always consumes resources • Demand Start is hard to program against and just resolve the startup problems

  16. New In Windows 7 - Trigger Start Services • Trigger Start services are started when needed and stopped when their work is completed • The service should be running only if it has something to do. • Windows 7 Available service triggers: • Device interface arrival • Joining or leaving a domain • Opening or closing a firewall port • Group policy change • First IP address arrival • Last IP address removal • Custom events (ETW)

  17. Trigger Start API SERVICE_TRIGGER trigger = { 0 }; trigger.dwTriggerType = SERVICE_TRIGGER_TYPE_IP_ADDRESS_AVAILABILITY; trigger.dwAction = SERVICE_TRIGGER_ACTION_SERVICE_START; trigger.pTriggerSubtype = (GUID*)&NETWORK_MANAGER_FIRST_IP_ADDRESS_ARRIVAL_GUID; SERVICE_TRIGGER_INFO info = { 0 }; info.cTriggers = 1; info.pTriggers = &trigger; ChangeServiceConfig2(hService, SERVICE_CONFIG_TRIGGER_INFO, &info);

  18. Trigger Start Services In Windows 7 DEMO

  19. Troubleshooting Platform

  20. Windows Troubleshooting Platform Consistent troubleshooting experience • Reduces helpdesk costs and drive higher user satisfaction • Automates standard diagnoses, verify cycle Extensible–write your scripts and you’re good to go • Based on Windows PowerShell™ scripts, can invoke any code • Windows Troubleshooting Pack Designer (SDK) • Easily integrated into your application • Many troubleshooters available out of the box • Leverage Windows troubleshooting for common issues

  21. Windows Troubleshooting Platform In Action DEMO

  22. Troubleshooting Components • Troubleshooting Pack: • Implemented in PowerShell V2 • Uses a standard wizard interface • Signed by a certificate • Deployed as .cab files • Can run remotely, can run unattended • Troubleshooting Platform: • Executes troubleshooting packs • Generates reports for analysis

  23. Troubleshooting PackAnatomy Identification Metadata • Name and description • List of configuration issues • Security signature Detection Scripts • Checks current configuration with expected configuration Trouble-shooting Pack Resolution Scripts • Sets the current configurationto what is expected Verification Scripts • Verifies that current configuration is now what is expected Localized Resources • Contains localized display strings in MUI format

  24. Component Interaction Process 1 GUI CMD Troubleshooting Pack Windows Troubleshooting Framework Troubleshooting Runtime Engine Results and Reports Get-DiagInput Update-DiagReport Add-DiagRootCause Write-DiagProgress PowerShell Scripts Platform cmdlets Process 2 PowerShell Runtime

  25. Windows Troubleshooting Platform In Action Built your own troubleshooting package DEMO

  26. Windows Instrumentation

  27. Windows Instrumentation • Key Features • High-performance, low overhead, highly scalable • Native and Managed APIs • Dynamic enablement of data collection • Multiple data collection options • Technology options • (Windows Management Instrumentation) • Performance Counters • Event Log • Event Tracing for Windows (ETW)

  28. Windows Performance Counters • Always-present, always-on instrumentation infrastructure • Numeric information grouped into categories, counters and instances • Access • Programmatically (native and managed) • Through script languages • Using the Performance Monitor tool (perfmon)

  29. Exposing Performance Counters • Native • Create a manifest • Use the CTRPP preprocessing tool • PerfAutoInitialize • PerfCreateInstance • PerfSet*Counter*Value • Managed: System.Diagnostics namespace • PerformanceCounterCategory class • CounterCreationDataCollection class • PerformanceCounter class

  30. Windows Performance Counters Exporting and viewing custom performance counters DEMO

  31. ETW/Event LogEvent tracing for Windows • Always-present, selectively-on logging infrastructure • Information defined by event templates • Access • Programmatically (native and managed) • Script languages (PowerShell) • Command Line tools (tracerpt) • Event Viewer

  32. Windows Event Overview

  33. Xperf Scenarios • Profile applications or the system itself (sampling profiler mode) • Capture ETW data for later analysis • Determine whether an application is I/O- or CPU-bound • …and many others!

  34. Windows Performance Toolkit • xperf.exe: Command-line tool for ETW capturing and processing • xperfview.exe: Visual trace analysis tool • xbootmgr.exe: On/off transition state capture tool • Works on Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

  35. Capturing A Trace • Turn tracing on: xperf -on <PROVIDER> • Perform activities • Capture a log: xperf -d <LOG_FILE_NAME> • Analyze it: xperf <LOG_FILE_NAME> • xperf -on Base • xperf -d result.etl • xperfview result.etl

  36. XperfDisk utilization

  37. XperfHard page faults

  38. XperfOverlay graph

  39. Using Xperf to identify performance issues Capture and analyze DEMO

  40. Optimize for Windows 7 Summary • Use Windows 7 features to optimize for performance • I/O priorities and cancelable I/O • File System and Registry Transaction Support • Windows Error Reporting • Application restart and recovery with Restart Manager • Power efficiency improvements • Trigger-Start Services • Windows Troubleshooting Platform • Windows Instrumentation • Use Windows Performance Tool Kit to profile

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